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Making Good Bacteria Better, and Easy to Track, Thanks to Genetic Engineering

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Using an approach that combines ultrasound imaging and genetic engineering of bacterial microbes, a team from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB),...
19-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives

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Sutures and staples can be inadequate in complex surgeries and cannot make an air-tight or liquid-tight seal on a lung or artery wound or incision. Now researchers have created a surgical glue that sets to form an elastic air-tight or liquid-tight...
16-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pain-Free Skin Patch Responds to Sugar Levels for Management of Type 2 Diabetes

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NIH researchers have devised a biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The biochemical formula of mineralized compounds in the patch responds to blood chemistry to manage glucose...
22-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unique 3D Printer Creates Realistic Model of Patient Prostate, Aims to Vastly Improve Surgical Outcomes

NIBIB-funded scientists have developed a new technique for 3D-printing patient-specific organ models – here the prostate gland -- using polymers that accurately model the prostate’s dimensions and physical properties, while also providing...
6-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Swiss Army Knife” Nanovaccine Carries Multiple Weapons to Battle Tumors

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Researchers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a synergistic cancer nanovaccine packing DNA and RNA sequences that modulate the immune response, along with anti-tumor antigens, into one small...
29-Nov-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mirror Image: Researchers Create Higher-Quality Pictures of Biospecimens

Hari Shroff, Ph.D., chief of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s lab section on High Resolution Optical Imaging (HROI), and his team have spent the last few years developing optical microscopes that produce high...
10-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Food Allergy Lab Fits on Your Keychain

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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, researchers have developed a $40 device that fits on a key chain and can accurately test for allergens, like...
26-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tumor Growth Blocked by Potato Virus-Chemo Combo

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Researchers combined the immune response created by injection of potato virus nanoparticles with doxorubicin to halt melanoma progression in a mouse model. It is the first demonstration of an anti-tumor response using potato virus nanoparticle...
24-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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