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June 2, 2020
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The National Institutes of Health has launched a $1 million Technology Accelerator Challenge (TAC) to spur the design and development of non-invasive, handheld, digital technologies to detect, diagnose, and guide therapies for diseases with high global and public health impact.
February 10, 2020
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In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A team has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people, according to the first human clinical trial of an automated blood drawing and testing device.
December 18, 2019
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A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into the market.
November 25, 2019
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Mothers and children in low resource communities often suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Now NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a system that can be used for tests to rapidly identify blood micronutrient levels in remote areas with limited healthcare infrastructure.
December 3, 2020
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Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a portable, non-invasive monitor that can determine, in one minute and without drawing blood, whether chemotherapy patients have a reduced number of white blood cells that could lead to infections.
December 9, 2020
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Researchers funded by NIBIB have launched a six-month pilot study in Lima, Peru, using smartphones and computer-aided tools to rapidly screen people for TB. The smartphone-based system will shorten the wait time for diagnosis from weeks to hours. Rapid diagnosis, in turn, will reduce the transmission of TB to others and hasten the start of medications.
December 9, 2020
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A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the NIBIB have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.
December 3, 2020
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Smart technologies, including phones and other personal devices, have grown in popularity around the globe. With built-in sensors and the ability to tap expansive networks of data, they are uniquely poised to inform health and fitness decision making. Two recent studies, funded in part by NIBIB, have assessed the potential of smart technologies in playing lifesaving roles in two areas.
December 9, 2020
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More than 50 million Americans have food allergies and often just trace amounts of allergens can trigger life-threatening reactions. Now, NIBIB-funded researchers at Harvard Medical School have developed a $40 device that fits on a key chain and can accurately test for allergens, like gluten or nuts, in a restaurant meal in less than 10 minutes.
October 2, 2019
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Engineers have developed a flexible wearable sensor that could be used by doctors and police officers for real-time monitoring of blood alcohol content.