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.


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


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

cancer cells with interspersed nanoparticles

Yellow-colored nanoparticles target and enter cancer cells.

Did you know that the use of nanoparticles dates back to 9th century Mesopotamia when artisans used them to generate a glittering effect on the surface of pots? Now, nanoparticles are being tested as a way to precisely deliver medications to tumors. Read about a new type of nanoparticle that can deliver multiple medications at once.