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Grantee News · November 13, 2023
Researchers at Stanford revealed a novel physical mechanism that breast cancer cells use to break out and become invasive. They found that cancer cells work as a group to physically deform and tear through the basement membrane barrier. Source: Stanford News
Grantee News · November 9, 2023

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy invited the University of Arkansas Institute for Integrative & Innovative Research to demonstrate its innovative prosthetic hand system at the 2023 American Possibilities: White House Demo Day held in Washington, D.C., an event designed to showcase the breakthrough advancements that are possible with federally funded research and development. Source: University of Arkansas News

Grantee News · October 24, 2023
A research team led by Scott L. Delp, Ph.D. of Stanford University and colleagues, and funded by the National Institutes of Health, has developed a smart phone app that can track and analyze a person’s locomotion and other types of movements. Source: Orthopedic Design & Technology Magazine
Grantee News · October 24, 2023
Emory University announced on Wednesday that the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of academic and medical institutions — including Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta — $7.8 million for research. Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Grantee News · October 23, 2023
A Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering research team is conducting the first phase 1 clinical trial of a magnetic, flexible endoscope that has the potential to provide a safer alternative to standard colonoscopy, particularly for individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Source: Nashville Medical News
Grantee News · October 19, 2023
Backed by a $2.6 million federal grant, a team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island and the UMass Chan Medical School is developing a wearable device that would be able to detect if people are taking their medication for opioid-use disorder, increasing the likelihood they would remain in treatment and preventing overdose deaths. Source: URI Rhody Today
Grantee News · October 12, 2023
UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Lowell have received $8.9 million from the National Institutes of Health in support for their development of home care technology. Source: Worcester Business Journal
Grantee News · October 10, 2023
Traditional medical imaging works great for people with light skin but has trouble getting clear pictures from patients with darker skin. A Johns Hopkins University–led team found a way to deliver clear pictures of anyone's internal anatomy, no matter their skin tone.  Source: Johns Hopkins University
Grantee News · October 10, 2023
Researchers have long recognized the therapeutic potential of using magnetoelectrics ⎯ materials that can turn magnetic fields into electric fields ⎯ to stimulate neural tissue in a minimally invasive way and help treat neurological disorders or nerve damage. A Rice University led team have designed the first magnetoelectric material that can be used to precisely stimulate neurons remotely and to bridge the gap in a broken sciatic nerve in a rat model.  Source: Rice University
Grantee News · July 31, 2023
A team of Rice University engineers has launched a first of its kind, open-source software that constructs and uses personalized computer models of how individual patients move to optimize treatments for neurologic and orthopedic mobility impairments. Source: Rice University