Science Highlights

Science Highlights · November 28, 2022
bioimpedance graphene tattoos applied on the underside of the wrist
NIBIB-funded researchers are fine-tuning a wearable, cuffless blood pressure monitor. Made of graphene, one of the thinnest materials in the world, the device is worn on the underside of the wrist and can measure blood pressure with comparable accuracy to a standard blood pressure cuff.
Science Highlights · November 18, 2022
shades of blue concept image of outline of head, brain and network connections
The National Institutes of Health has awarded research funding for seven pilot projects developing early stage, yet groundbreaking neuro-technologies. The innovative projects would enable new medical devices to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic disorders, from neuropathic pain to mental illness.
Science Highlights · November 10, 2022
A microscopic image showing yellow circles with a green and blue background
NIBIB researchers and their collaborators introduce several novel image restoration strategies that create sharp images with significantly reduced processing time and computing power.
Science Highlights · November 9, 2022
orbiting space capsule
When it blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Artemis I will carry two anthropomorphic mannequins strapped into its crew module. The mannequins are part of a project aided by a team of Duke University bioengineers with support from NIBIB.
Science Highlights · October 19, 2022
AI concept: Human head in profile with cloud and gears
Researchers have found that AI models could accurately predict self-reported race in several types of medical images, suggesting that race information could be unknowingly incorporated into image analysis models.
Science Highlights · October 17, 2022
stylized snake design
NIBIB Director Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.
Science Highlights · October 4, 2022
Interconnected tissue chip system, held between two gloved hands
NIBIB-funded researchers have developed an interlinked tissue chip system that can model four mature organs in their perspective environments simultaneously. These multi-organ tissue chips could represent a new way to evaluate diseases or drugs that affect multiple different tissues.
Science Highlights · September 27, 2022
Shades of blue design concept image of outline of head, brain and network connections
The National Institutes of Health, through its Blueprint MedTech program, has established two incubator hubs and launched a funding solicitation in support of commercially viable, clinically focused neurotechnology solutions to diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system.
Science Highlights · August 10, 2022
photon-scanning detector computed tomography scanner
One team helped develop the first photon-counting detector (PCD)-CT system, which is superior to current CT technology. Another team has also been using artificial intelligence to lower the dose of radiation given to a patient when they are undergoing a conventional CT brain scan.
Science Highlights · July 13, 2022
An image of a mouse brain with the vasculature stained with green and pink
A research team developed a microscope that combines rapid high- and low-power light-sheet microscopy with an open top design that allows for rapid imaging of a wide range of sample types