NIBIB in the News

NIBIB in the News · October 1, 2021
National Institutes of Health Common Fund’s Bridge2AI Program Will Build Ethical, Inclusive, and Interpretable Data Sets.
NIBIB in the News · September 29, 2021
In this year's edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com recognizes excellence in radiology. Dr. Judy Gichoya, 2021 DATA Scholar at NIBIB and Fogarty International Institute, and an Emory University assistant professor is one of the finalists for Most Influential Radiology Researcher. Source AuntMinnie.com.
NIBIB in the News · September 22, 2021
Duke Engineering’s First-Year Design program team triumphed at the NIH’s 9th annual DEBUT Challenge. The team’s project, named LowCostomy, received the National Cancer Institute Prize for Technologies for Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. The team received $15,000 in prize money in recognition for their work. Source: Duke University.
NIBIB in the News · August 17, 2021
The RADx program has paved a path forward for small- and medium-sized diagnostics companies with innovative ideas and novel technologies to help meet public health challenges and compete in the marketplace. A funded network of agile academic or private laboratories that can objectively evaluate novel clinical tests, whether they originate from the largest diagnostics companies or new startups, can provide impartial and cost-effective third-party assessments of test performance to facilitate FDA decision making. Source: Nature Biotechnology.
NIBIB in the News · July 12, 2021
In an opinion piece, Roxanne Khamsi, a science journalist covering the COVID-19 pandemic, says that “throughout the pandemic, there have been various kinds of medical anomalies,” such as “people who test positive for months and others who never get infected despite living in close quarters with Covid sufferers.” Khamsi writes that “such surprising cases are often declared ‘outliers’ and shrugged off (and, indeed, should be downplayed when designing public health policies for the general population), but unusual examples of any disease can offer important insights for scientists, and most critically, lead to new medicines for that illness and others.” NIBIB immunologist Kaitlyn Sadtler is quoted as saying, “The complexity of the immune system cannot be overstated. ... It makes it amazingly effective but amazingly difficult to understand.” Source: New York Times
NIBIB in the News · July 2, 2021
Rapid antigens testing is just as effective in preventing COVID-19 outbreaks as polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests when used as part of a regular screening program, according to the National Institutes of Health. Source: McKnight's Long-Term Care News
NIBIB in the News · July 2, 2021
A small study funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIS) has found that Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFTs) can be as effective in detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests when used for serial screening conducted every three days. Source: Medical Device Network.
NIBIB in the News · July 1, 2021
Rapid antigen coronavirus tests are just as accurate as laboratory tests when used every three days, a new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds. Source: Daily Mail
NIBIB in the News · July 1, 2021
A small study funded by NIH has found that COVID-19 antigen testing and PCR tests are equally effective in detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection when used for serial screening conducted every three days. The results are good news for antigen test makers such as Abbott, Becton Dickinson and Quidel. Source: Medtechdive
NIBIB in the News · June 30, 2021
The editors of MIT Technology Review introduce this year's 35 brilliant young entrepreneurs, inventors, visionaries, humanitarians and pioneers who are working to make the world a better place. Source: MIT Technology Review