Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



Science Highlights • August 30, 2013
NIBIB-funded scientists and engineers are teaming up with neurosurgeons to develop technologies that enable less invasive, image-guided removal of hard-to-reach brain tumors. Their technologies combine novel imaging techniques that allow surgeons to see deep within the brain during surgery with robotic systems that enhance the precision of tissue removal.
NIBIB in the News • August 24, 2013

In a small clinical study, researchers found a new, wearable ultrasound patch significantly accelerated healing in five patients who had venous ulcers, according to a news release. Read the full article at

Grantee News • August 20, 2013

NIBIB grantee Hong Hua discusses her work on 3D augmented reality displays and potential applications, which may range from getting directions or playing video games to training soldiers and enhancing medical care. Read the full press release at

Grantee News • August 16, 2013

NIBIB-supported researcher Lihong Wang, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the highest honor conferred by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in this field. Read the full press release at

NIBIB in the News • August 16, 2013

In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like an adhesive bandage. Read the full article on

NIBIB in the News • August 15, 2013

A natural form of sugar could offer a new, noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and potentially see whether cancer medication is effective, by means of a new imaging technology developed at UC San Francisco in collaboration with GE Healthcare. Read the full article at

Grantee News • August 15, 2013

Rice University researchers are making strides toward a set of rules to custom-design Lego-like viral capsid proteins for gene therapy. Read the full press release at

NIBIB in the News • August 14, 2013

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain in kindergartners revealed structural links to developmental reading skills and hinted at a possible target for earlier detection of dyslexia, a small study showed. Read the full article at

Grantee News • August 12, 2013

Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University. Read the full press release at

Press Releases • August 12, 2013
Three teams were announced as winners in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students. The three categories addressed the critical needs in biomedical technology, focusing on devices for diagnostics, therapeutics, and technology that can aid underserved populations and individuals with disabilities. The challenge was managed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), which is a part of the National Institutes of Health.