Science Highlights

Science Highlights · June 11, 2019
3D illustration of lower jaw
Bioengineers used bone engineered in a 3D-printed mold and grown alongside the ribs of sheep to successfully replace a portion of the animals’ jaw bones.
Science Highlights · June 10, 2019
CT scans
A team of NIBIB-funded bioengineers at RPI developed an AI technique to rapidly convert low-dose CT scans to superior images compared to a conventional technique. Low-dose CT minimizes x-ray radiation to a patient.
Science Highlights · June 6, 2019
3D printed spine scaffold
Researchers have created 3D printed customized implants that may boost the power of cell-based therapies for repairing injured spinal cords.
Science Highlights · May 28, 2019
bioprinted lung-mimicking air sac
Bioengineers have developed a 3D printing technique that creates the interacting networks for transport of air, blood, and other bodily fluids—a major step toward 3D printed replacement organs.
Science Highlights · May 20, 2019
boy wearing smart headset
A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy included an at-home intervention with Google Glass.
Science Highlights · May 14, 2019
grid of colored dots indicating the metabolic activity of cells in each individual well
NIBIB-funded researchers used photoacoustic imaging for rapid measurement of metabolic rate of individual cells from breast tumors—information that can help guide treatment strategies.
Science Highlights · May 1, 2019
nanoparticles
NIBIB researchers have designed a nanoparticle that generates radiation-induced oxygen free radicals in the low-oxygen center of tumors, dramatically increasing tumor destruction.
Science Highlights · April 26, 2019
flat discs representing 2D nanomaterials
NIBIB-funded researchers have designed a new class of two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials that are disc-shaped and flat on the surface, similar to a coin, to aid in treatments for cartilage repair.
Science Highlights · April 18, 2019
fluorescent image of cancer cell invading a blood vessel
NIBIB-funded researchers created a new, dynamic 3D bioprinted tumor model in a laboratory dish to screen anticancer drugs and study the spread of cancer and primary site tumor growth.
Science Highlights · April 17, 2019
human silhouette on computer code
A report in the journal Radiology underscores the commitment by standards bodies, professional societies, governmental agencies, and private industry to work together to accomplish a set of shared goals in service of patients, who stand to benefit from the potential of AI to bring about innovative imaging technologies.