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Alternative MRI Contrast Agent Performs Well in NIH Study

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NIH-supported researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are studying an alternative to current contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging. In a recent study, they showed that the experimental alternative, which is a manganese-based...
14-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Artificial Kidney Development Advances, Thanks to Collaboration by NIBIB Quantum Grantees

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Creating an artificial implantable kidney would be an epic advance in medicine and could address a chronic shortage of donor kidneys needed for transplant. Researchers who have been at this quest for the past 15 years face the challenge of how to...
8-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineers Use Natural Protein as Nanoshuttle for Anti-Cancer Vaccines

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Clinical application of cancer fighting nanovaccines has been hampered by complications in large-scale manufacturing, quality control, and safety. Biomedical engineers developed nanovaccines that bind to the albumin protein naturally present in the...
5-Feb-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fluorescent Nanoparticles Track Cancer Metastasis to Multiple Organs

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Researchers funded by the National Institute Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have developed florescent nanoparticles that light up to track the progress of breast cancer metastasis....
30-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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