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Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-launch-next-generation-human-brain-imaging-lab
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Released: 13-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Researchers launch ‘next generation’ human brain imaging lab
Virginia Tech

Researchers to measure the brain's subtle magnetic signals in two research volunteers simultaneously as they interact, capturing the rich complexity of the brain's signaling during face-to-face social interactions in real-time.

Newswise:Video Embedded ultra-fast-3d-printing-produces-life-like-organ-models
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Released: 6-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Ultra-fast 3D printing produces life-like organ models
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The new technique is capable of printing organ models containing live cells in minutes instead of hours— a major step in the quest to create 3D-printed replacement organs.

Newswise: Chemical cocktail activates stem cells, promotes repair after muscle damage
Released: 26-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Chemical cocktail activates stem cells, promotes repair after muscle damage
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The technique used in this preclinical study could aid tissue regeneration following severe accidents, surgical resections, or progressive muscle loss due to age or genetic disease.

Newswise: RADx expands COVID-19 home and point-of-care testing, wastewater surveillance
Released: 26-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
RADx expands COVID-19 home and point-of-care testing, wastewater surveillance
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The National Institutes of Health today announced three new contracts and one new award to an existing contract for scale-up and manufacturing of novel COVID-19 testing technologies. The four Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative contracts totals $65.6 million.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT
RADx diversifies COVID-19 test portfolio with four new contracts, including one to detect variants
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH has awarded four additional contracts for the development and scaled-up manufacturing of new COVID-19 diagnostic testing technologies through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech (RADx) initiative. The awards total $29.3 million and will help increase testing capacity for COVID-19.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 9:45 AM EDT
CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

CDC, in collaboration with the NIH, has launched a community health initiative called “Say Yes! COVID Test” starting in Pitt County, North Carolina, and coming soon to Chattanooga/Hamilton County Tennessee.

Newswise: Ultrasound tracks down misfiring heart sites
Released: 19-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EDT
Ultrasound tracks down misfiring heart sites
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Abnormal heart rhythms—cardiac arrhythmias—are a major worldwide health problem. Now scientists are using ultrasound for more accurate maps of arrhythmic sites in the heart for improved success of ablation procedures.

Newswise: New shape-changing 4D materials hold promise for morphodynamic tissue engineering
Released: 24-Feb-2021 4:55 PM EST
New shape-changing 4D materials hold promise for morphodynamic tissue engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

New hydrogel-based materials that can change shape in response to psychological stimuli, such as water, could be the next generation of materials used to bioengineer tissues and organs, according to a team of researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 10:35 AM EST
New Virtual Clinical Training Aims To Assist COVID-19 Frontline Teams
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

In an era of required social distancing and stressed medical resources, a virtual clinical environment that allows doctors and nurses to safely practice intubating a simulated COVID-19 patient, among other necessary procedures, could accelerate and enhance training efforts. With the support of a new $654,000 supplement grant, a team of engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will develop an artificially intelligent agent called the Virtual Intelligent preceptor for COVID (VIVID), which will prepare teams for surgeries, to intubate patients, and to properly use personal protective gear, without increasing anyone’s risk of exposure.

Newswise: Researchers engineer “gut feeling” in a lab dish
Released: 30-Dec-2020 12:10 PM EST
Researchers engineer “gut feeling” in a lab dish
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Research into the gut-brain axis continues to reveal how the brain and gut influence each other’s health and well-being. Now researchers are endeavoring to learn more about gut-brain discourse using a model system built in a lab dish.

Newswise: NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA
Released: 15-Dec-2020 2:05 PM EST
NIH-funded COVID-19 home test is first to receive over-the-counter authorization from FDA
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The FDA granted emergency use authorization today for an innovative COVID-19 viral antigen test developed with support from NIH’s RADx Initiative.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineers-3d-print-lifelike-heart-valve-models
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Released: 9-Dec-2020 9:50 AM EST
Engineers 3D print lifelike heart valve models
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Engineers have created 3D printed patient-specific models of the aorta that can aid presurgical planning and improve outcomes of minimally invasive valve replacement.

Newswise:Video Embedded nih-funded-tool-helps-organizations-plan-covid-19-testing
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Released: 7-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
NIH-funded tool helps organizations plan COVID-19 testing
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The COVID-19 Testing Impact Calculator is a free resource that shows how different approaches to testing and other mitigation measures, such as mask use, can curb the spread of the virus in any organization.

Newswise: Synthetic Biology and Machine Learning Speed the Creation of Lab-Grown Livers
1-Dec-2020 11:20 AM EST
Synthetic Biology and Machine Learning Speed the Creation of Lab-Grown Livers
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have combined synthetic biology with a machine learning algorithm to create human liver organoids with blood and bile handling systems. When implanted into mice with failing livers, the lab-grown replacement livers extended life.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Researchers Engineer Tiny, Shape-Changing Machines That Deliver Medicine Efficiently To The GI Tract
Released: 3-Nov-2020 1:00 PM EST
Johns Hopkins Researchers Engineer Tiny, Shape-Changing Machines That Deliver Medicine Efficiently To The GI Tract
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Inspired by a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines, Johns Hopkins researchers have designed tiny, star-shaped microdevices that can latch onto intestinal mucosa and release drugs into the body.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-3d-print-unique-micro-scale-fluid-channels-used-for-medical-testing
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9-Oct-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications. The team is the first to 3D print these structures on a curved surface, providing the initial step for someday printing them directly on the skin for real-time sensing of bodily fluids.

Newswise: NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
Released: 15-Sep-2020 12:00 PM EDT
NIH award contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH has awarded seven contracts to companies and academic institutions to develop digital health solutions that help address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Editing the Immune Response Could Make Gene Therapy More Effective
31-Aug-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Editing the Immune Response Could Make Gene Therapy More Effective
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Researchers created a system that uses CRISPR in a new way. Rather than acting on the genome to create permanent change, their system briefly suppresses genes specific to adenovirus antibody production, just long enough for the virus to deliver its gene therapy cargo unimpeded.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-3d-print-lifelike-heart-valve-models
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Released: 28-Aug-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Researchers 3D print lifelike heart valve models
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, with support from Medtronic, have developed a groundbreaking process for multi-material 3D printing of lifelike models of the heart’s aortic valve and the surrounding structures that mimic the exact look and feel of a real patient. These patient-specific organ models, which include 3D-printed soft sensor arrays integrated into the structure, are fabricated using specialized inks and a customized 3D printing process. Such models can be used in preparation for minimally invasive procedures to improve outcomes in thousands of patients worldwide.

Newswise: Low-cost, customizable microscope takes top biomedical engineering prize
Released: 25-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Low-cost, customizable microscope takes top biomedical engineering prize
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The winners of National Institutes of Health’s 9th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge developed simple and low-cost diagnostics and treatments for conditions such as tuberculosis, cervical cancer, birth defects, and onchocerciasis (river blindness).

Newswise: Nanoparticles enhance gene therapies for eye disease
Released: 14-Aug-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Nanoparticles enhance gene therapies for eye disease
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers have created nanoparticles for successful gene therapy of a mouse model of macular degeneration. The nanoparticle carriers have the potential to significantly expand the effectiveness of gene therapies for human eye diseases, including blindness.

Newswise: NIH harnesses AI for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:30 PM EDT
NIH harnesses AI for COVID-19 diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH has launched an ambitious effort to use artificial intelligence, computation, and medical imaging to enable early disease detection, inform successful treatment strategies, and predict individual disease outcomes of COVID-19.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 12:00 PM EDT
The University of Chicago is awarded a major federal contract to host a new COVID-19 medical imaging resource center
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new center hosted at the University of Chicago — co-led by the largest medical imaging professional organizations in the country — will help tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by curating a massive database of medical images to help better understand and treat the disease. The work is supported by a $20 million, two-year federal contract that could be renewable to $50 million over five years.

Newswise:Video Embedded researchers-3d-print-a-working-heart-pump-with-real-human-cells2
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Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Researchers 3D print a working heart pump with real human cells
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab. The discovery could have major implications for studying heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States killing more than 600,000 people a year.

Newswise: Scientists Use Nanoparticle-Delivered Gene Therapy to Inhibit Blinding Eye Disease in Rodents
Released: 7-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Use Nanoparticle-Delivered Gene Therapy to Inhibit Blinding Eye Disease in Rodents
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists use nanoparticle-delivered gene therapy to limit blinding retinal disease in rodents.

Newswise:Video Embedded engineers-3d-print-sensors-onto-moving-organs
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Released: 1-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Engineers 3D-print sensors onto moving organs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract.

Newswise: Faster processing makes cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy more accessible
Released: 29-Jun-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Faster processing makes cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy more accessible
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientists at NIBIB have developed new image processing techniques for microscopes that can reduce post-processing time up to several thousand-fold.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:15 AM EDT
$2.3 Million Grant Will Support Development of Virtual Operating Room Team Training
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A new $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health will support a research effort led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop a virtual operating room team training.

Newswise: Mayo Clinic researchers contribute unique CT data to public repository
Released: 23-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Mayo Clinic researchers contribute unique CT data to public repository
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Medical physicists at the Mayo Clinic have just made a unique library of computed tomography (CT) data publicly available so that imaging researchers can study, develop, validate, and optimize algorithms and enhance imaging hardware to produce peak-quality CT images using low radiation doses.

Newswise: Robot designed to simplify blood draws
Released: 9-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Robot designed to simplify blood draws
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers have created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than technicians. The device could increase blood draw success from difficult- to-find veins and allow healthcare workers more time to treat patients.

Newswise: Leveraging layers for enhanced tissue repair
Released: 16-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Leveraging layers for enhanced tissue repair
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers have created a 3D-printed scaffold designed to regenerate complex tissues composed of multiple layers of cells with different biological and mechanical properties.

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Released: 10-Mar-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Patient-friendly brain imager gets green light toward first prototype
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories has received a $6 million grant from the the National Institutes of Health to build a prototype medical device that would make magnetoencephalography (MEG) — a type of noninvasive brain scan — more comfortable, more accessible and potentially more accurate.

Newswise:Video Embedded little-tissue-big-mission-beating-heart-tissues-to-ride-aboard-the-iss
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Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EST
Little Tissue, Big Mission: Beating Heart Tissues to Ride Aboard The ISS
Johns Hopkins University

Launching no earlier than March 6 at 11:50 PM EST, the Johns Hopkins University will send heart muscle tissues, contained in a specially-designed tissue chip the size of a small cellphone, up to the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) for one month of observation.

Newswise: NIH announces $1 million prize competition to target global disease diagnostics
Released: 26-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
NIH announces $1 million prize competition to target global disease diagnostics
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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. The Challenge is focused on sickle cell disease, malaria and anemia and is led by NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

Newswise: Nanosize Device ‘Uncloaks’ Cancer Cells in Mice And Reveals Them to The Immune System
Released: 26-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
Nanosize Device ‘Uncloaks’ Cancer Cells in Mice And Reveals Them to The Immune System
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have designed and successfully tested an experimental, super small package able to deliver molecular signals that tag implanted human cancer cells in mice and make them visible for destruction by the animals’ immune systems. The new method was developed, say the researchers, to deliver an immune system “uncloaking” device directly to cancer cells.

Newswise: Computer model mines medicines
Released: 3-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST
Computer model mines medicines
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Most medicines work by binding to and blocking the effect of disease-causing molecules. Now to accelerate the identification of potential new medicines, bioengineers have created a computer model that mimics the way molecules bind.

Newswise: $1.2 million in grants to fund search for diabetes cure
Released: 21-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
$1.2 million in grants to fund search for diabetes cure
Binghamton University, State University of New York

A biomedical engineering professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York is trying to find a cure for diabetes from several different angles, and three federal grants totaling nearly $1.2 million will aid her and her research team in that quest.


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