NEWS & EVENTS
NIBIB grantee Hong Hua discusses her work on 3D augmented reality displays and potential applications, which may range from getting directions or playing video games to training soldiers and enhancing medical care. Read the full press release at uanews.org.
In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like an adhesive bandage. Read the full article on Fortmyers.Floridaweekly.com
NIBIB-supported researcher Lihong Wang, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the highest honor conferred by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in this field. Read the full press release at wustl.edu.
A natural form of sugar could offer a new, noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and potentially see whether cancer medication is effective, by means of a new imaging technology developed at UC San Francisco in collaboration with GE Healthcare. Read the full article at ScienceDaily.com
Rice University researchers are making strides toward a set of rules to custom-design Lego-like viral capsid proteins for gene therapy. Read the full press release at rice.edu.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain in kindergartners revealed structural links to developmental reading skills and hinted at a possible target for earlier detection of dyslexia, a small study showed. Read the full article at MedPageToday.com.
Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University. Read the full press release at vanderbilt.edu.
A lightweight, portable ultrasound patch may help speed up the healing time for people with venous ulcers, a recent study suggests. The pocket-sized technology, which weighs less than a pound, could potentially help reduce the $1 billion spent each year on treating these types of ulcers. Read the full story on ZipTrials.us
Researchers out of Drexel University (Philadelphia) have developed a new method for treating chronic wounds, in the form of an ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The device was effective in a small clinical study of 20 in the treatment of venous ulcers. Read the full story on MedicalDeviceDaily.com