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Grantee News • April 12, 2018

Researchers have now taken a major step toward making short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging widely available. Read more at MIT News.

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.

Science Highlights • April 4, 2018
NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a strategy to engineer multi-tissue tracheas that have a cartilage structure, moist lining, and blood vessels similar to a natural trachea. In a study in the Feb. 14, 2018, issue of Advanced Science, they implanted the engineered tissue under the skin of mice, where the blood vessels showed signs of connecting with surrounding tissue.
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.
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.

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 • 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.

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