Science Highlights

Science Highlights · May 18, 2020
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW) are adapting a minimally invasive, safer approach to electrically treat pain directly at the source as part of the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative.
Science Highlights · May 12, 2020
drug-resistant disease mutants occur as they spread in a population
To counter drug resistance, scientists must engineer new drugs to kill mutated cancer cells or pathogens. Now, Penn State engineers have developed a new approach for predicting which mutation has expanded the most in a population and should be targeted to design the most effective new drug.
Science Highlights · May 4, 2020
NASA astronaut and heart tissue chip
The Tissue Chips in Space initiative is an ambitious collaborative endeavor that brings NIBIB, NCATS, and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory together to rapidly advance tissue chip technology for biomedical research.
Science Highlights · April 27, 2020
close up of lens cleaning device
A team at ClearCam, Inc., with funding from the NIBIB and ties to the University of Texas at Austin, designed a device for wiping a laparoscope lens clean, much the same way that a wiper blade clears a fogged up window.
Science Highlights · April 22, 2020
CT imaging of person's head
Medical physicists at the Mayo Clinic have just made a unique library of computed tomography (CT) data publicly available so that imaging researchers can study, develop, validate, and optimize algorithms and enhance imaging hardware to produce peak-quality CT images using low radiation doses.
Science Highlights · April 13, 2020
hand holding mobile device
Researchers at the University of Memphis-based Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) have introduced a new mobile app that may support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. MD2K is supported by NIH with a grant administered by the NIBIB.
Science Highlights · April 9, 2020
robot drawing blood from patient arm
Bioengineers have created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than technicians. The device could increase blood draw success from difficult- to-find veins and allow healthcare workers more time to treat patients.
Science Highlights · April 2, 2020
comparison of hybrid microscope cancer biopsy and infrared cancer biopsy
Bioengineers have combined standard microscopy, infrared light, and artificial intelligence to assemble digital biopsies that identify important molecular characteristics of cancer biopsy samples.
Science Highlights · March 31, 2020
AIMBE logo
Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D., Director of the NIBIB Program in Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE College of Fellows).
Science Highlights · March 16, 2020
3D-printed tissue engineering chip
Bioengineers have created a 3D-printed scaffold designed to regenerate complex tissues composed of multiple layers of cells with different biological and mechanical properties.