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April 14, 2020
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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.
October 22, 2019
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Learn about Dr. Quyen Nguyen's scientific accomplishments throughout her career journey and her advice for women scientists.
December 3, 2020
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Tuberculosis meningitis causes life-threatening inflammation of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord.
December 9, 2020
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A new magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent being tested by researchers not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but differentiates between aggressive and slow-growing types. Read more at The Case Western Reserve University Daily.

December 9, 2020
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A team of bioengineers supported through a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has developed a pocket-sized, ultrasound imaging device to aid doctors in accurately placing needles into the lumbar, or lower, spine.
December 9, 2020
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Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. The tool is the first ultrasound 'drill' that can be aimed straight ahead, allowing doctors to better target clots -- which holds promise for significantly reducing treatment time. To date, the technology has been tested only in synthetic blood vessels. Read more at NC State News.

December 9, 2020
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An important step in planning tumor surgery includes assessing the tumor stiffness to aid in surgical planning. For decades, tumors near the surface of the body have been evaluated for stiffness by simple palpation—the physician pressing on the tissue. Because tumors within the skull cannot be palpated, researchers used Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) to assess pituitary tumor stiffness. MRE reliably identified tumors that were soft enough for removal with a minimally-invasive suction technique versus harder tumors requiring more invasive surgery.
December 7, 2020
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Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a way to automatically label images of individual vertebrae during spine surgery, preventing mistakes and saving surgeons both time and stress in the operating room. New work recently published by the Johns Hopkins University team demonstrates the accuracy, feasibility, and advantages of having the technology in the operating room.
December 3, 2020
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Dr. Sanjay Jain explores "tricorder" from Star Trek, a hand-held scanner waved over a patient to detect injury and heal all manner of maladies.