NEWS & EVENTS
Women perform better than men on tests of verbal memory throughout life, which may give them a buffer of protection against losing their verbal memory skills in the precursor stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more at Medscape.
NIBIB staff get a behind-the-scenes look at the Sheikh Zayed Institute of Pediatric Surgical Innovation, which develops technologies to make pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive and pain-free. Read the full story at nihrecord.nih.gov
NIBIB-grantee Rebecca Richards-Kortum has been named a 2016 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. Dr. Richards-Kortum is a bioengineer addressing global health disparities in low-resource settings by developing point-of-care medical technologies and a new approach to engineering education. Read more and watch the video from the MacArthur Foundation.
In announcing Rebecca Richards-Kortum as one of this year's 23 fellows, the MacArthur Foundation noted her commitment to "improving access to quality health care for all the world's people. Read more/listen at NPR.
NIBIB researchers have created a nanovaccine that could make a current approach to cancer immunotherapy more effective while also reducing side effects. Read more at www.ALNmag.com.
A new, inexpensive method for detecting salt concentrations in sweat or other bodily fluids has been developed by biomaterials scientists. The fluorescent sensor, derived from citric acid molecules, is highly sensitive and highly selective for chloride, the key diagnostic marker in cystic fibrosis. Read more at Penn State News.
Researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, including a three-dimensional model of the human brain, according to a new report. Read more at TuftsNow.
A computer program has been developed that uses radiomic features found in routine MRI scans to distinguish between radiation necrosis and recurrent brain cancer. In a comparison, the program was nearly twice as accurate as a pair of radiologists. Read more at NDTV.