Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



Grantee News • May 5, 2013

NIBIB grantee, Ralph Weissleder at Massachusetts General Hospital, has developed the ability to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains using the handheld microfluidic device created to diagnose cancer. The device combines microfluidic technology and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to diagnose TB in two to three hours. Read the full article from ScienceDaily.

Grantee News • May 1, 2013

A profile of Sangeeta Bhatia, NIBIB-funded researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology highlights her bioengineering research achievements. The article also mentions other notable NIBIB-funded researchers, such as Christopher Chen, Jennifer Elisseeff, Robert Langer, and Mehmet Toner. Read the full article from TheScientist.

Grantee News • April 29, 2013

NIBIB-funded researcher Reinhard Schulte from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California describes how the emergence of proton CT could improve the precision of proton delivery. Read the full article at MedicalPhysicsWeb.

Grantee News • April 8, 2013
Two prominent researchers at NIBIB-funded Biomedical Technology Resource Centers are being awarded the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2013 Gold Medal at the society's 21st annual meeting and exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 22, 2013.
Science Highlights • April 3, 2013
The Neuroimaging Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), now offers researchers cloud-based computing, which brings expanded research capabilities to both large and small-scale researchers while reducing the costs of working with increasingly larger data sets.
NIBIB in the News • April 1, 2013

Dr. Mendelson, Radiology Professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York describes the NIBIB-funded Image Share program of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and highlights the advantages of patient-controlled sharing of digital images without CDs, including easy access and reduced radiation dosage. Watch the video from the Wall Street Journal.

Science Highlights • March 28, 2013

NIBIB is calling on engineers, biologists, computer scientists, and information technologists across academia, industry, and non-profit sectors to submit proposals for high-risk, high-reward research that seeks to integrate basic science, clinical practice, and technology to solve critical challenges in health and healthcare.

Press Releases • March 19, 2013
A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Grantee News • March 18, 2013

A look at how researchers use nature as the basis for bioengineering discoveries includes the work by NIBIB grantee Bob Langer at MIT and his colleague Jeffrey Karp at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on quick release adhesive for the fragile skin of babies and the elderly. Read the full article from The Washington Post.

Science Highlights • March 15, 2013
Scientists have found a way to sneak nanoparticles carrying tumor-fighting drugs past cells of the immune system, which would normally engulf the particles, preventing them from reaching their target.