NIBIB in the News

NIBIB in the News · March 31, 2021
ederal health authorities will offer a month-long supply of at-home Covid-19 tests to as many as 160,000 residents in two communities in North Carolina and Tennessee, the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday. Source: The Wall Street Journal.
NIBIB in the News · March 31, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative on Wednesday to help determine whether frequent, widespread use of rapid coronavirus test slows the spread of the virus. Source: The News Times.
NIBIB in the News · March 31, 2021
Two US counties will receive a surge of free, rapid, at-home Covid-19 tests in an effort to study how people use them and how that impacts Covid-19 trends in the community, according to an announcement Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health. Source: CNN.
NIBIB in the News · March 23, 2021
ROSALIND, a software leader in extracting meaningful insights from diverse pools of life science data, today announced the launch of a web-based platform for monitoring the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants and evaluating the effects on the performance of diagnostic tests. The new platform, called the ROSALIND Diagnostic Monitoring (DxM) system, is available starting today and will be used by diagnostic test manufacturers and regulators to monitor assay performance against the rapidly evolving SARS-CoV-2 variants. Source: Business Wire.
NIBIB in the News · March 7, 2021
“The Biden administration is preparing to launch the first of several Covid-19 testing hubs to coordinate and oversee a $650 million expansion of testing in K-8 schools and congregate settings like homeless shelters.” HHS expects “to open the first hub in April, as part of a public-private partnership that could eventually add up to 25 million tests per month to the nation’s testing totals, two sources briefed on the plans told POLITICO.” This initiative “is the first attempt at formalizing a national testing strategy – something public-health experts have wanted for months.” It follows a marked decline in US COVID-19 testing from about 2 million per day in January to 1.5 million currently. The article mentions “Bruce Tromberg, a scientist at the National Institutes of Health who leads the federal government’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative.” Source: Politico
NIBIB in the News · February 25, 2021
At the Feb 24, 2021, U.S. Congressional Optics & Photonics (O&P) Caucus launch event, NIBIB Director Bruce Tromberg spoke about the impact that optics and photonics technologies have had in advancing cutting-edge methods, discoveries and devices in biology and medicine. Source: Optics & Photonics.
NIBIB in the News · February 24, 2021
Using Facebook-like algorithms, a bespoke microscope, and hefty doses of patience, a team of scientists has determined the brain structure of one of biology's most powerful model organisms, the transparent, millimeter-long nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Source: STAT Plus.
NIBIB in the News · February 24, 2021
Studying the developing brain of a living animal has long been thought to be an almost impossible task thanks to the intricate tangle of neurons and vast labyrinth-like paths of connections that need to be imaged in real time. Source: BBC Science Focus.
NIBIB in the News · February 19, 2021
For every documented COVID-19 infection during the first six months of the pandemic last year, five cases slipped by undiagnosed — roughly 16.8 million — according to a federal study led by a University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate. Source: Baltimore Sun
NIBIB in the News · February 18, 2021
While the progress toward widespread COVID-19 vaccination is encouraging, testing, masking, social distancing, contact tracing and isolation will continue to play a key role in limiting outbreaks and keeping schools and businesses open. Source: BENCH press