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Science Highlights • August 28, 2018
Pulmonary fibrosis is one of the most common and serious types of lung disease. Now NIBIB-funded researchers have developed an in vitro lung tissue-on-a-chip system that mimics lung fibrosis, offering rapid testing of potential new anti-fibrotic treatments.
Grantee News • August 27, 2018

Researchers bioprint complex tubular tissues to replace dysfunctional vessels and ducts in the body. Read more at Phys.Org.

Press Releases • August 25, 2018
Projects focused on providing simple, low-cost modifications to surgical techniques that could reduce pain or damage from these procedures dominated this year’s Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge. The DEBUT challenge, a biomedical engineering design prize competition for teams of undergraduate students with prizes worth $65,000, is an annual contest supported by a public-private partnership between the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, and VentureWell, a not-for-profit organization that supports an emerging generation of science and technology inventors and the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems critical to their success.
August 20, 2018
NIBIB-funded researchers used dual PET and MRI technology to detect increased bone remodeling in the injured knees of patients likely to get osteoarthritis. This increased bone activity was often seen next to areas of early cartilage tissue degradation, suggesting an important link between degenerative changes in neighboring tissues in the disease.
Grantee News • August 20, 2018

Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels. Read more at Interesting Engineering.

Press Releases • August 13, 2018
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH will convene science and medical experts from academia, industry, and government at a workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging.
Grantee News • August 7, 2018
Researchers have developed a virtual reality simulator with life-like avatars to help train surgical teams. The simulator includes an operating room fire, something that happens to about 600 patients each year. Read more at Times Union...
Science Highlights • July 19, 2018
Shape Memory Medical recently announced FDA clearance for U.S. marketing of their IMPEDE Embolization Plug, a technology funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and created to block irregular blood vessels.
Science Highlights • July 19, 2018
University of Kansas researchers with NIBIB funding have developed a microfluidic device to diagnose and monitor multiple myeloma. The low-cost, reusable system uses a few drops of blood to obtain results that would otherwise require a painful bone marrow extraction.
Grantee News • July 9, 2018

A team of engineers has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. While the lab-tested bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research is aimed at transforming bandaging from a traditionally passive treatment into a more active paradigm to address a persistent and difficult medical challenge. Read more from TuftsNow.

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