Science Highlights · December 6, 2018
Grantee News · December 3, 2018
A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the
Science Highlights · November 30, 2018
Science Highlights · November 28, 2018
Grantee News · November 27, 2018
A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according to bioengineers. Their new understanding of the mechanism that allows citrate to aid in bone regeneration will help the researchers develop slow-release, biodegradable, citrate-releasing scaffolds to act as bone-growth templates to speed up healing in the body. Read more from Penn Sate News.
NIBIB in the News · November 6, 2018
Microfluidics—the manipulation of fluids on a microscopic scale— has made it possible to produce “lab-on-a-chip” devices that detect, for example, infectious agents like viruses in a single drop of blood. Now, NIBIB researchers have developed microfluidic fibers that can be stretched hundreds of feet--vastly improving the speed and precision of microfluidic analysis of biological fluids. Read more on the NIH Director's Blog.