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Science Highlights · June 2, 2023
An image of a thyroid tumor, produced by high-definition microvasculature imaging, shows the tumor's microvasculature in high detail.
Researchers have shown that an automated cancer diagnostic method, which pairs cutting-edge ultrasound techniques with artificial intelligence, can accurately diagnose thyroid cancer, of which there are more than 40,000 new cases every year.
Science Highlights · May 18, 2023
Unsealed microparticles filled with colored buffer
Researchers from Rice University have created drug-filled microparticles that can be engineered to degrade and release their therapeutic cargo days or weeks after administration. By combining multiple microparticles with different degradation times into a single injection, the researchers could develop a drug formulation that delivers many doses over time.
Science Highlights · May 11, 2023
A schematic shows a skin microtissue model being struck by a laser beam to simulate a burn wound.
Tissue engineering research has uncovered that a skin cell type could be a new therapeutic target to accelerate the healing of burns and possibly other wounds.
Science Highlights · April 27, 2023
An image of an MRI compatible motor
Researchers built a motor that could operate a robotic device made from non-magnetic materials and was powered by the magnetic field produced by the MRI.
Science Highlights · April 21, 2023
Illustration of someone filming an individual performing the sit-to-stand test
NIH-funded researchers developed an online tool that can analyze self-collected, at-home videos with a smartphone. When deployed in a nationwide study, the tool could predict physical health and osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.
Science Highlights · March 31, 2023
Artistic representation of a lipid nanoparticle containing mRNA
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing lipid nanoparticles that are designed to carry mRNA specifically to the pancreas. Their study in mice could pave the way for novel therapies for intractable pancreatic diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.
Science Highlights · March 22, 2023
A computer generated image of a tumor with blood vessels
Researchers are developing new MRI contrast agents that are activated in low oxygen environments enabling improved diagnosis and treatment of hypoxic tumors as well as other diseases.
Science Highlights · March 6, 2023
Artistic representation of bacteria and cancer cells
Bioengineers from Columbia University are developing a pipeline to systematically evaluate how bacterial treatments might synergize with existing anti-cancer therapies in preclinical models.
Science Highlights · February 13, 2023
Red and green image of a brain
Scientists at Duke University supported with funds from NIBIB have developed an ultra-fast photoacoustic imaging system capable of visualizing functional and molecular changes in the brain related to major brain disorders.