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Science Highlights • April 4, 2018
Bioengineers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have developed a smart anti-cancer nanoparticle with precisely targeted tumor-killing activity superior to previous technologies.
Press Releases • April 4, 2018
Researchers are now able to use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to form a model of human adult-like cardiac muscle by introducing electric and mechanical stimulation at an early stage. Since this muscle is similar to the adult heart, it could serve as a better model for testing the effects of drugs and toxic substances than current tissue-engineered heart models.
Grantee News • April 4, 2018

Researchers have now developed a portable device that could be used to monitor patients' white blood cell levels at home, without taking blood samples. Watch the video here.

Grantee News • April 3, 2018

A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can ultimately lead to death. Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is an unmet need to quickly self-administer materials that prevent fatality due to excessive blood loss. Read more at Science Alert.

NIBIB in the News • April 3, 2018

An interdisciplinary research group of biologists, engineers, and physicians, funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), are working together to develop a 3D printed solution to the problem of ischemia caused by damage to small blood vessels. Read more at here.

NIBIB in the News • April 3, 2018
Researchers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are looking at using smartphones to monitor a person’s blood pressure and smartwatches to look for signs of a stroke.

Read more at Life Science Daily.

NIBIB in the News • March 30, 2018

NIBIB's Hari Shroff and his colleague's work imaging the developing nematode is described in a Science technology feature on the latest in live-cell microscopy. The article highlights the lab's recent advance called triple-view selective plane illumination microscopy (triple-view SPIM), which creates more sensitive imaging at twice the speed, all for the cost of an aluminum-coated coverslip. Read the article in Science.

Grantee News • March 29, 2018

Researchers have created new nanomaterials able to cross cell membranes, establishing a novel platform for the intracellular delivery of molecular drugs and other cargo. Read more at Science Newsline.

Science Highlights • March 27, 2018
Smart technologies, including phones and other personal devices, have grown in popularity around the globe. With built-in sensors and the ability to tap expansive networks of data, they are uniquely poised to inform health and fitness decision making. Two recent studies, funded in part by NIBIB, have assessed the potential of smart technologies in playing lifesaving roles in two areas.
Grantee News • March 23, 2018

Researchers have used a combination of light and genetic engineering to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell. Building on techniques that already have transformed the field of neuroscience, the researchers used light to control genetically-modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. Read more from ScienceDaily.

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