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Science Highlights · April 22, 2020
CT imaging of person's head
Medical physicists at the Mayo Clinic have just made a unique library of computed tomography (CT) data publicly available so that imaging researchers can study, develop, validate, and optimize algorithms and enhance imaging hardware to produce peak-quality CT images using low radiation doses.
Science Highlights · April 13, 2020
hand holding mobile device
Researchers at the University of Memphis-based Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) have introduced a new mobile app that may support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. MD2K is supported by NIH with a grant administered by the NIBIB.
Science Highlights · April 9, 2020
robot drawing blood from patient arm
Bioengineers have created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than technicians. The device could increase blood draw success from difficult- to-find veins and allow healthcare workers more time to treat patients.
Science Highlights · April 2, 2020
comparison of hybrid microscope cancer biopsy and infrared cancer biopsy
Bioengineers have combined standard microscopy, infrared light, and artificial intelligence to assemble digital biopsies that identify important molecular characteristics of cancer biopsy samples.
Science Highlights · March 31, 2020
AIMBE logo
Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D., Director of the NIBIB Program in Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE College of Fellows).
Science Highlights · March 16, 2020
3D-printed tissue engineering chip
Bioengineers have created a 3D-printed scaffold designed to regenerate complex tissues composed of multiple layers of cells with different biological and mechanical properties.
Science Highlights · March 13, 2020
NAE logo of bridge within a cog
With his election this past February to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), NIH’s Peter Basser achieved one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to any engineer.
Science Highlights · February 3, 2020
depiction of molecules binding
Most medicines work by binding to and blocking the effect of disease-causing molecules. Now, to accelerate the identification of potential new medicines, bioengineers have created a computer model that mimics the way molecules bind.
Science Highlights · January 27, 2020
Green fluorescent protein delivered into kidney cells
Promising intracellular protein-based therapeutics have been of limited use due to the difficulty of delivery into diseased cells. Now bioengineers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver these therapeutics to their targets—avoiding degradation and toxic interactions with healthy tissues.