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Science Highlights · April 10, 2019
robot feeds strawberry to volunteer
A million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now engineers have taught a robot to pick up food with a fork and gingerly deliver it to a person’s mouth.
Science Highlights · April 2, 2019
round vesicle with a quadrant cut out to show the inside of the vesicle loaded with a drug and black cells representing cancer cells
Many cancer treatments kill cells throughout the body and cause severe side effects but new work by NIBIB researcher Xiaoyuan ‘Shawn’ Chen, Ph.D., and his team could solve this problem by creating a way to release those toxic compounds only when and where doctors desire.
Science Highlights · April 2, 2019
taking smartphone picture of fingernails with inset of resulting picture
Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app for anemia screening that can assess blood hemoglobin levels through the window of the user’s fingernail.
Science Highlights · March 26, 2019
green brain neurons meld with red electronic meurons
Researchers funded by NIBIB have designed neuron-like probes that can be implanted and remain viable for long-term use to study and treat the brain.
Science Highlights · February 26, 2019
nanoparticle art
An NIH-funded team at the University of Colorado (UC) has assembled a clearer picture of the molecular activity that occurs when nanoparticles injected into the body are marked for immune system attack.
Science Highlights · February 21, 2019
Closed polymer TAVR valve
NIBIB-funded engineers are designing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize valve performance and enable increased use of a minimally-invasive method for valve replacement over open heart surgery.
Science Highlights · February 8, 2019
expansion microscopy brain
Researchers are making amazing progress in developing new imaging approaches that provide us with jaw-dropping views of a wide range of biological systems, including the incredibly complex neural networks within the mammalian brain. 
Science Highlights · February 1, 2019
glucose thumb
NIH-funded research replaces needles with lasers in new blood glucose monitoring system.
Science Highlights · January 17, 2019
vagus nerve
Nanogenerator’s electrical pulses provide beneficial outcomes with no side effects – rat study.