Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



Grantee News • November 25, 2016

A research team has developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer's sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise. Read more at Northwestern Research News.

Grantee News • November 22, 2016

Scientists report using human pluripotent stem cells to grow human intestinal tissues that have functioning nerves in a laboratory, and then using these to recreate and study a severe intestinal nerve disorder called Hirschsprung’s disease. Read more at Engadget.

Grantee News • November 17, 2016

A new biomaterial is under development that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery, report researchers. Read more at BioPortfolio.

Grantee News • November 17, 2016

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators have developed a long-acting drug delivery capsule that may help to do just that in the future. To test the capsule's real-world applications, the team used both mathematical modeling and animal models to investigate the effects of delivering a sustained therapeutic dose of a drug called ivermectin, which is used to treat parasitic infections. Read more at MIT News.

Science Highlights • November 15, 2016
Data scientists have discovered seven genetic variants linked to intracranial volume, Parkinson’s disease risk, and cognitive ability.
Grantee News • November 10, 2016

Researchers have combined one of nature’s tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches. Read more at Phys.Org.

Grantee News • November 7, 2016

A new imaging technique stimulates particles to emit laser light and could create higher-resolution images of living tissues, say scientists. Read more at MIT News.

Grantee News • November 7, 2016

A magnetic ink has been developed that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and wearable, textile-based electrical circuits. Read more at UC San Diego News Center.

Grantee News • November 3, 2016

A new method for encapsulating single cells within tunable microgels could boost efficacy of cell-based therapies and tissue engineering. Read more at Wyss Institute News.

NIBIB in the News • November 3, 2016
NIBIB's Scientific Director, Richard Leapman, comments on a new technique that brings color to electron microscopy. Read the full story at