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Grantee News · July 31, 2023
A team of Rice University engineers has launched a first of its kind, open-source software that constructs and uses personalized computer models of how individual patients move to optimize treatments for neurologic and orthopedic mobility impairments. Source: Rice University
Grantee News · April 26, 2023
In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been recognized as a powerful tool in the field of medical imaging. However, these models can be subject to several biases, leading to inequities in how they benefit both doctors and patients. Understanding these biases and how to mitigate them is the first step towards a fair and trustworthy AI. Source: SPIE
Grantee News · February 4, 2023
Doctors at the University of Florida Health Center are using artificial intelligence to help monitor their patients. The findings will help them develop algorithms that will soon provide real-time health care recommendations. NBC News’ Dr. John Torres on the future of technology in healthcare. Source: NBC News
Grantee News · January 12, 2023
NIBIB-funded researchers at Northwestern Universtiy have created the first highly mature neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells, a feat that opens new opportunities for medical research and potential transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic injuries. Source: Science Daily.
Grantee News · September 15, 2022
The use of rapid Covid tests has soared this year with the spread of omicron and free shipments organized by the Biden Administration. But in August the US Food and Drug Administration cautioned that people who get a negative result should still repeat the test a couple days later. That communication has led to a lot of confusion. Source: Bloomberg
Grantee News · September 9, 2022
NIH announced it will provide funding to diagnostic test manufacturers for the development of the next generation of COVID-19 tests, with a focus on improved accessibility. Source: LabPulse 
Grantee News · July 12, 2022
Over the past two years, the pulse oximeter has become a crucial tool for tracking the health of COVID-19 patients. The small device clips onto a finger and measures the amount of oxygen in a patient's blood. But a growing body of evidence shows the device can be inaccurate when measuring oxygen levels in people with dark skin tones. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine only adds to this concern. Source: NPR
Grantee News · July 12, 2022
Patients with darker skin who received less accurate readings of their oxygen levels using pulse oximeters — the ubiquitous devices clamped on hospitalized patients’ fingers — also received less supplemental oxygen during ICU stays, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Source: STAT
Grantee News · July 12, 2022
A flaw in a widely used medical device that measures oxygen levels causes critically ill Asians, Blacks and Hispanics to receive less supplemental oxygen to help them breathe than white patients, according to data from a large study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Source: Reuters