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NIBIB in the News · June 13, 2024

Researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated a new method that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and computer simulations to train robotic exoskeletons to autonomously help users save energy while walking, running and climbing stairs. Source: NC State University 

NIBIB in the News · June 13, 2024

A research team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has developed a simple intervention to help treat specific cancer cells.  A biodegradable scaffold material studied in a mouse model was locally injected under the skin and used to restimulate CAR-T cells that were administered to increase their therapeutic effect. Source: Wysss Institute at Harvard University. 

NIBIB in the News · June 11, 2024

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created innovative soft robots equipped with electronic skins and artificial muscles, allowing them to sense their surroundings and adapt their movements in real-time. These features make soft sensory robots highly adaptable and useful for enhancing medical diagnostics and treatments.  Source: UNC Chapel Hill 

NIBIB in the News · June 10, 2024

Scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have improved a gene-editing technology that is now capable of inserting or substituting entire genes in the genome in human cells efficiently enough to be potentially useful for therapeutic applications. Source: The Broad Institute 

NIBIB in the News · June 6, 2024

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed an artificial lymph node, which is implanted under the skin and designed to act like a learning hub and stimulator to teach immune system T-cells to recognize and kill cancer cells. Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine

NIBIB in the News · June 5, 2024

Two undergraduate students at Washington State University who participated in the NIBIB-funded Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) program were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions to science, technology, engineering and math.   

The two undergraduate students are Brayan Osegueda Velazquez majoring in bioengineering, who won a national Barry Goldwater distinguished scholarship, and Ethan Villalovoz studying computer science, who was named the Outstanding Junior in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.   

Sources: Washington State University: Three WSU students receive national Goldwater Awards | WSU Insider | Washington State University

Voiland College names 2024 outstanding students | WSU Insider | Washington State University

 

 

NIBIB in the News · May 30, 2024

Researchers have, for the first time, visualized the full network of blood vessels across the cortex of awake mice, finding that blood vessels rhythmically expand and contract leading to “waves” washing across the surface of the brain. These findings, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), improve the understanding of how the brain receives blood, though the function of the waves remains a mystery. Source: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

NIBIB in the News · May 30, 2024

Penn State researchers recently developed an adhesive sensing device that seamlessly attaches to human skin to detect and monitor the wearer’s health. The writable sensors can be removed with tape, allowing new sensors to be patterned onto the device. Source: Penn State

NIBIB in the News · May 23, 2024

Compared with receiving a kidney from a deceased donor who did not undergo dialysis, receiving a kidney from a deceased donor who underwent dialysis prior to kidney donation was associated with a significantly higher incidence of delayed graft function, but no significant difference in graft failure or death at follow-up.  Source: Eureka News Alert