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Science Highlights · August 10, 2022
photon-scanning detector computed tomography scanner
One team helped develop the first photon-counting detector (PCD)-CT system, which is superior to current CT technology. Another team has also been using artificial intelligence to lower the dose of radiation given to a patient when they are undergoing a conventional CT brain scan.
Science Highlights · July 13, 2022
An image of a mouse brain with the vasculature stained with green and pink
A research team developed a microscope that combines rapid high- and low-power light-sheet microscopy with an open top design that allows for rapid imaging of a wide range of sample types
Science Highlights · July 11, 2022
Clinician applying a pulse oximeter to a patient with dark skin
Minority patient groups may receive less supplemental oxygen in the ICU due to inaccurate readings from pulse oximeters.
Science Highlights · June 9, 2022
An image of the gold nanogrid
Improvements in brain sensing technologies have allowed clinicians to perform increasingly complex surgeries and enabled researchers to map the signals of the brain that control feeling, movement, and thought.
Science Highlights · June 3, 2022
Microscopy image of regenerated cartilage
Osteoarthritis – a painful condition that results from the deterioration of the cartilage in our joints – affects millions of people worldwide. To combat this issue, NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an implantable, biodegradable film that helps to regenerate the native cartilage at the site of damage. Their study, performed in rabbits, could be an initial, important step in the establishment of a new treatment.
Science Highlights · May 16, 2022
Surgeon holding a probe that is emitting light. Underneath, a chemical compound that is linked to text that reads p28.
NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an imaging method that would allow surgeons to better identify cancerous cells in breast tumor margins during surgery. This technique could lead to a reduction in follow-up breast cancer surgeries and reduce rates of breast cancer recurrence.
Science Highlights · May 3, 2022
A computer graphic with a grid of green squares in the middle of a ring of blue spheres with yellow lines coming out from it.
Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is a non-ionizing imaging platform that combines light and ultrasound to safely image structures and molecules in the body. Researchers have now designed a nanoparticle-based PA contrast agent that targeted and significantly enhanced photoacoustic images of ovarian tumors in a mouse model.
Science Highlights · April 28, 2022
Four rows of four dots. The first row is light green, the second is yellow, the third is blue, and the fourth row is light blue.
Bacterial infections are the leading cause of disease and death worldwide; an ongoing public health problem exacerbated by slow or inaccurate diagnostics. Now NIBIB-funded scientists have engineered an inexpensive, paper-based test that can rapidly identify multiple types of bacteria.
Science Highlights · April 20, 2022
Surgeon in operating room monitoring a robotic device while it performs a procedure
NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an autonomous robot that can perform bowel surgery with minimal assistance from a surgeon. In preclinical models, the robot outperformed expert surgeons when compared head-to-head.