NIBIB in the News

NIBIB in the News · May 23, 2019
The crystalline material known as perovskite makes for a superefficient photovoltaic cell. Researchers are also exploring perovskites’ potential in transistors and LED lighting. But there’s yet another use for this wonder crystal, and it may be the most promising of all: as X-ray detectors. Read more at IEEE Spectrum.
NIBIB in the News · May 15, 2019
Grace Peng speaking from podium
Multi-scale modeling in health and healthcare is a rapidly growing field. It uses computers and other technologies to address health-related issues and problems. Read more at Forbes
NIBIB in the News · March 4, 2019
Bruce Tromberg on the rise of biophotonics, merging multi-disciplinary approaches, and his new role at the NIH.
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.

NIBIB in the News · April 3, 2018

An interdisciplinary research group of biologists, engineers, and physicians, funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), are working together to develop a 3D printed solution to the problem of ischemia caused by damage to small blood vessels. Read more at here.

NIBIB in the News · April 3, 2018
Researchers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are looking at using smartphones to monitor a person’s blood pressure and smartwatches to look for signs of a stroke.

Read more at Life Science Daily.

NIBIB in the News · March 30, 2018

NIBIB's Hari Shroff and his colleague's work imaging the developing nematode is described in a Science technology feature on the latest in live-cell microscopy. The article highlights the lab's recent advance called triple-view selective plane illumination microscopy (triple-view SPIM), which creates more sensitive imaging at twice the speed, all for the cost of an aluminum-coated coverslip. Read the article in Science.

NIBIB in the News · March 19, 2018

In a study conducted in rural India, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers working in collaboration with Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS), a nonprofit Indian organization focused on child health, have found that mobile phone reminders linked with incentives such as free talk time minutes work better than phone alerts alone to improve childhood immunization rates in poor communities. Read more at Science Daily.


NIBIB in the News · November 29, 2017

The small but growing do-it-yourself (DIY) microscopy community has flourished as researchers strive to overcome the limitations of current microscopic technology. Numerous researchers, including US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute cell biologist Clare Waterman, who is known for using new camera technology to develop a technique called fluorescent speckle microscopy4. Biophysicist Hari Shroff of the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging has contributed to free microscope configuration resources for use by fellow scientists. Read more in Nature.

NIBIB in the News · October 16, 2017
Currently, the only definitive diagnosis for Alzheimer's comes from an autopsy. But a team of sophomores at the University of Maryland, College Park, just won first prize in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) competition for their prototype portable EEG device to diagnose Alzheimer’s.Read more at Forbes.