Science Highlights

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.
Science Highlights · July 15, 2019
Image of the 3D printed channel
Researchers have developed a new 3D printed device that will make it faster and easier to identify women at risk for premature birth.
Science Highlights · June 25, 2019
Pipette tips where ELISA is performed inside the 3D printed tips
Scientists have taken a common, yet laborious lab test and redesigned it to be performed in small 3D printed pipette tips used to measure and transfer fluids in the laboratory.
Science Highlights · June 17, 2019
overlay of PCI and PET images of a drug-treated mouse brain
NIBIB-funded researchers use passive cavitation imaging, an ultrasound imaging technique, to create an image and estimate the amount of drug that crossed the blood-brain barrier to reach a specific location in the brain.