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Press Releases · December 2, 2015
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As part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), the National Institutes of Health announced that it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots—robots that work cooperatively with people. Two of the robots will improve health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the third will serve as a social companion for children that inspires curiosity and teaches the importance of hard work and determination.
Press Releases · September 28, 2015
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The National Institutes of Health has announced $46 million in research awards for the Human Placenta Project, an initiative to revolutionize understanding of the placenta. The awards will fund technology development and testing to assess placental function throughout pregnancy, with the ultimate goal of improving pregnancy outcomes and lifelong health.
Press Releases · August 21, 2015
Three unique projects focused on improving global health won the National Institutes of Health’s Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge. The winners showed exemplary initiative in designing tools for a less expensive, portable device to monitor HIV treatment, a new surgical clamp to treat drooping eyelids, and a low-cost patient monitor. DEBUT is a biomedical engineering design competition for teams of undergraduate students, managed by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of NIH.
Press Releases · August 12, 2015
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Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micrometastases, breakaway tumor

Press Releases · July 30, 2015
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These two photos of the subject's legs suspended in braces show the change in the range of movement from before treatment and after treatment. In the before treatment photo, the subjects legs are positioned close together. In the after treatment photo, the feet are about four feet wide.
Range of voluntary movement prior to receiving stimulation compared to movement after receiving stimulation, physical conditioning, and buspirone. The subject’s legs are supported so that they can
Press Releases · May 18, 2015
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Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. The work was funded by the

Press Releases · March 16, 2015
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The National Institutes of Health has selected 16 finalists for Phase 1 of its Follow that Cell Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to stimulate the development of new tools and methods that will

Press Releases · February 24, 2015
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How do you keep an artificial limb attached to the body? What lab-grown organ have scientists successfully transplanted into patients? You can find the answer to these questions and many more while

Press Releases · February 9, 2015
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Three groups of researchers who have received support from the National Institutes of Health will obtain funding from the President’s BRAIN Initiative to improve artificial limb technology. The new awards will be funded and administered by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and will build on the fundamental discoveries that were made possible by NIH support.

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