Grantee News · August 30, 2018

A new program to train graduate students interested in specializing in “immuno-engineering,” an emerging hybrid field that combines engineering and immunology, is being offered at Cornell through a grant from NIBIB at NIH. Read more at Cornell Chronicle.

Science Highlights · August 29, 2018
Laboratory studies have shown the potential for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who cannot move or speak, to communicate using a brain-computer interface (BCI). In the first study of independent in-home use by a group of these patients, the brain wave-based BCI system was found to be reliable; and of the eight individuals who completed the study, seven chose to keep the device for future use.
Science Highlights · August 28, 2018
Pulmonary fibrosis is one of the most common and serious types of lung disease. Now NIBIB-funded researchers have developed an in vitro lung tissue-on-a-chip system that mimics lung fibrosis, offering rapid testing of potential new anti-fibrotic treatments.
Grantee News · August 27, 2018

Researchers bioprint complex tubular tissues to replace dysfunctional vessels and ducts in the body. Read more at Phys.Org.

Press Releases · August 25, 2018
Projects focused on providing simple, low-cost modifications to surgical techniques that could reduce pain or damage from these procedures dominated this year’s Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge.
Grantee News · August 20, 2018

Formation of new blood vessels, a process also known as angiogenesis, is one of the major clinical challenges in wound healing and tissue implants. To address this issue, researchers have developed a clay-based platform to deliver therapeutic proteins to the body to assist with the formation of blood vessels. Read more at Interesting Engineering.

· August 20, 2018
NIBIB-funded researchers used dual PET and MRI technology to detect increased bone remodeling in the injured knees of patients likely to get osteoarthritis. This increased bone activity was often seen next to areas of early cartilage tissue degradation, suggesting an important link between degenerative changes in neighboring tissues in the disease.
Press Releases · August 13, 2018
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH will convene science and medical experts from academia, industry, and government at a workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging.
Grantee News · August 7, 2018
Researchers have developed a virtual reality simulator with life-like avatars to help train surgical teams. The simulator includes an operating room fire, something that happens to about 600 patients each year. Read more at Times Union...

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