Science Highlights

Science Highlights · September 20, 2019
MRI metamaterial
A metamaterial made of plastic and copper may be able to enhance the quality (signal-to-noise ratio) of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by four times and speed up scan times by 14 times.
Science Highlights · September 16, 2019
metastatic cells in tissue surrounding the ovaries
Women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer are checked for tumor cells that may have spread to surrounding tissues, but current technologies miss very small metastatic areas. Now a laser microscopy technique is able to identify these regions with great accuracy.
Science Highlights · September 6, 2019
Cancer cell
NIBIB-funded biomedical engineers at the Ohio State University (OSU) have demonstrated a new method for delivering an anti-cancer drug in a study that tested the effect in animal models.
Science Highlights · August 16, 2019
microneedle patch collects fluid from skin for diagnostic testing
Painless skin patch collects fluid to monitor biomarkers to speed up and simplify routine diagnostic testing. 
Science Highlights · August 13, 2019
difference in stiffness after stimulus
Brain function can be tracked in real-time using a new MRI method that has the potential to shed light on altered neuronal activity in brain diseases.
Science Highlights · August 1, 2019
Selective binding of tagged nanoparticle to macrophages in tumors
Macrophages are white blood cells that accumulate in tumors, where they aid cancer progression. Now scientists have identified a surface protein found only on the macrophages residing in tumors, exposing a target for precise tumor treatments.
Science Highlights · July 24, 2019
Inflammation in region of spinal cord injury
Paralyzing damage in spinal cord injury is often caused by the zealous immune response to the injury. NIBIB-funded engineers have developed nanoparticles that lure immune cells away from the spinal cord, allowing regeneration that restored spinal cord function in mice.
Science Highlights · July 22, 2019
graphic of the white house
Four NIBIB grantees are among more than 300 recipients of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers announced by President Donald J. Trump on July 2, 2019.
Science Highlights · July 22, 2019
Sebaceous gland of live mouse labelled with deuterium-glucose
A new spectroscopic technique reveals that glucose use in live cells provides valuable information about the functional status of cells, tissues, and organs. Shifts in a cell’s use of glucose can signal changes in health and progress of disease.
Science Highlights · July 18, 2019
lifetime map of NetFLICS method
A new deep learning technique constructs better macroscopic medical images of cells and tissues at ultra-fast speeds.