NEWS & EVENTS
Several NIBIB grantees (Donoghue, Kirsch, Tyler,) and their research are noted in this discussion of how prosthetic arms are becoming more and more sophisticated. Recent developments incorporating a sense of touch are highlighted. Read the full article on Nature.com.
NIH researchers funded by NIBIB, NICHD, NINDS, and NIMH discuss the latest in thought-controlled prostheses and robotic technologies that are designed to assist the disabled, including stroke victims, the paralyzed, or those with missing limbs. Read the full article from The Washington Post.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.