Grantee News · May 6, 2021
New research demonstrates that noninvasive neuromodulation via low-intensity ultrasound can have cell-type selectivity in manipulating neurons.
Grantee News · May 5, 2021
Chase Cornelison's research at UMass Amherst explores the proliferating power of cancer cells to treat spinal cord injuries and restore function following brain damage, promising research that has earned an NIH Trailblazer Award. Source: News Medical.
Science Highlights · May 4, 2021
3D printed model of human hand
The new technique is capable of printing the models 10-50 times faster than the industry standard—in minutes instead of hours— a major step in the quest to create 3D-printed replacement organs.
Science Highlights · April 29, 2021
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One-year into implementation of the NIH RADx initiative, the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology has dedicated a specialissue to exploring the innovative structure and operation of the RADx Tech program.
Science Highlights · April 26, 2021
Muscle cells stained with fluorescent molecules
The technique used in this preclinical study could aid tissue regeneration following severe accidents, surgical resections, or progressive muscle loss due to age or genetic disease.
Science Highlights · April 23, 2021
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced three new contracts and one new award to an existing contract for scale-up and manufacturing of novel COVID-19 testing technologies.
NIBIB in the News · April 16, 2021
The FDA’s approval last month of “two rapid at-home antigen tests, Abbott’s BinaxNOW and Quidel’s QuickVue, [which] will soon be sold over the counter on drugstore shelves, without the need for a prescription.” The article says these approvals have critical potential impact on the testing front and will help the US catch up to other developed nations in terms of rapid antigen testing. The piece highlights comments in an interview by Bruce Tromberg, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, who said, “We are in a risky period with variant growth, incomplete vaccination, return to school, increased population mobility and reduced mask wearing. ... The need to do screening, using accessible tests at home, on a large scale and on a regular cadence, is even more important.” Source: Scientific American
Science Highlights · April 6, 2021
epidermal patch attached to forearm to monitor blood pressure and metabolites
NIBIB-funded engineers have developed a flexible epidermal patch that can simultaneously and continuously monitor cardiac output and metabolic levels of glucose, lactate, caffeine, or alcohol. The patch is a major step towards continuous non-invasive health monitoring.
NIBIB in the News · March 31, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative on Wednesday to help determine whether frequent, widespread use of rapid coronavirus test slows the spread of the virus. Source: The News Times.