Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


NIBIB’s science education page is meant to be a resource for students, parents, teachers, and anyone interested in biomedical imaging and bioengineering. Here, you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions about medical imaging and bioengineering technologies and learn about NIBIB-funded research. You’ll also find links to websites, organizations, and events that promote science education and encourage scientific discovery.

Medical Imaging App

Medical Imaging App

Learn how medical scans work and what to expect during your next one.

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Bionic Man

Interactive Click & Learn

Visually explore some of the latest bioengineering creations from NIBIB-funded research. From prosthetics to artificial kidneys, these technologies are changing lives now and in the futures.

Science Topics

Learn more about the Surgery of the Future app

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Game Time

Play the game, and learn how fingers can be regrown, paralyzed people can stand, and what an MRI image of your brain looks like.

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Fun fact

Did you know that more than 50 million Americans have food allergies and often just trace amounts of allergens can trigger life-threatening reactions? Read how researchers are developing a miniature lab that fits on your keychain and can accurately test for allergens, like gluten or nuts, in a restaurant meal in less than 10 minutes.