Explore more about: Molecular Probes and Imaging Agents

November 29, 2021
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A team led by NIBIB scientists has developed hardware and software innovations to construct super-resolution, 3D confocal images of fine structures in living samples.
November 5, 2021
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Fluorescent “dots” – that is, tiny particles that can emit light – have a multitude of promising biomedical applications, yet making such dots is usually a long and tedious process that uses harsh chemicals. Now, NIBIB-funded researchers are developing a fluorescent dot that is not only easier to make, but uses environmentally friendly materials.
May 25, 2021
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NIBIB-funded researchers are investigating long-lasting, customizable nanobubbles for ultrasound contrast agents.
January 28, 2020
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A novel method produces a new class of radioactive tracers that are used for medical imaging. The method allows them to attach radioactive atoms to compounds that have previously been difficult or even impossible to label.  The advance will make it easier to track medications in the body and identify tumors and other diseases.
December 3, 2020
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Tuberculosis meningitis causes life-threatening inflammation of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord.
December 3, 2020
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“Seeing is believing,” has been taken to heart by researchers as they strive to develop microscopes that will reveal biological structures and processes with increased clarity and detail. Now, researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a technique that uses the vibration of chemical bonds to produce specific colors that allow them to simultaneously observe, in cells and tissues, as many as 24 interacting molecules--each with a distinct color.
October 3, 2019
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The simplified method uses the blinking pattern of the light that marks each molecule, to find, count, and study individual molecules, a few nanometers apart.