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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.

Newswise: Neural network can determine lung cancer severity
Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Neural network can determine lung cancer severity
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers at Stanford University have created an artificial neural network that analyzes lung CT scans to provide information about lung cancer severity that can guide treatment options.

Newswise: New Imaging Method Tracks Brain’s Elusive Networks
Released: 10-Jun-2020 3:35 PM EDT
New Imaging Method Tracks Brain’s Elusive Networks
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Understanding the source and network of signals as the brain functions is a central goal of brain research. Now, Carnegie Mellon engineers have created a system for high-density EEG imaging of the origin and path of normal and abnormal brain signals.

Newswise:Video Embedded radx-tech-diagnosing-disease-delivering-health
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Released: 10-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
RADx Tech: Diagnosing Disease-Delivering Health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Learn how NIH’s new Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative, or RADx Tech, has mobilized engineers and innovators across the country to bring accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use COVID diagnostic tests to all Americans.

Newswise: Nerve stimulation helps manage pain without opioids
Released: 19-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Nerve stimulation helps manage pain without opioids
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW) are adapting a minimally invasive, safer approach to electrically treat pain directly at the source as part of the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative.

Newswise: Computer model IDs drug-resistant mutations
Released: 13-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Computer model IDs drug-resistant mutations
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

To counter drug resistance Penn State engineers have developed a new approach for predicting which mutation has expanded the most in a population and should be targeted to design the most effective new drug.

Newswise: NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics
Released: 29-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT
NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH today announced a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies, a pivotal component needed to return to normal during this unprecedented global pandemic.

Newswise: Mini wiper blade enables clear view through minimally invasive surgical scope
Released: 27-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Mini wiper blade enables clear view through minimally invasive surgical scope
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team at ClearCam, Inc., with funding from the NIBIB and ties to the University of Texas at Austin, designed a device for wiping a laparoscope lens clean, much the same way that a wiper blade clears a fogged up window.

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: NIH-funded MD2K Center releases app that alerts user if close contact with COVID-19 cases
Released: 14-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
NIH-funded MD2K Center releases app that alerts user if close contact with COVID-19 cases
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers at the University of Memphis-based Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) have introduced a new mobile app that may support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. MD2K is supported by NIH with a grant administered by NIBIB.

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: Hybrid microscope creates digital biopsies
Released: 3-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Hybrid microscope creates digital biopsies
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers have combined standard microscopy, infrared light, and artificial intelligence to assemble digital biopsies that identify important molecular characteristics of cancer biopsy samples.

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.

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: 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: Tiny containers transport targeted treatments
Released: 27-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST
Tiny containers transport targeted treatments
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Promising intracellular protein-based therapeutics have been of limited use due to the difficulty of delivery into diseased cells. Now bioengineers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver these therapeutics to their targets—avoiding degradation and toxic interactions with healthy tissues.

Newswise: Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages
Released: 24-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. Two teams of NIBIB-funded scientists have been working to find alternative solutions for treating bacterial infections, especially antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Newswise: Tracking medications, finding tumors easier with new technique
Released: 25-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST
Tracking medications, finding tumors easier with new technique
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A novel method produces a new class of radioactive tracers that are used for medical imaging. The method allows them to attach radioactive atoms to compounds that have previously been difficult or even impossible to label. The advance will make it easier to track medications in the body and identify tumors and other diseases.

Newswise: First-in-human pilot imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction
Released: 25-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST
First-in-human pilot imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. Researchers have developed an improved optical imaging technique that found differences between potentially life-threatening coronary plaques and those posing less imminent danger for patients with coronary artery disease. Their method may give cardiologists additional data to identify patients at higher risk of future heart attacks and help them improve medical therapy.

Newswise: 3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression
Released: 5-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Made with extracellular matrix (ECM) from pig brains and seeded with tumors from patients, the system is revealing tumor/ECM interactions that aid tumor growth, providing potential targets for new therapies.

Newswise: Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing
Released: 1-Nov-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers have designed a more precise and versatile genome editing system, named prime editing, that harnesses the power of CRISPR-Cas9 in combination with another protein, reverse transcriptase, to directly edit DNA in human cells.

Newswise: Life-saving test for nutrient deficiency designed to perform in harsh environments
Released: 29-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Life-saving test for nutrient deficiency designed to perform in harsh environments
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Mothers and children in low resource communities often suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Now researchers have developed a system that can be used for tests to rapidly identify blood micronutrient levels in remote areas with limited healthcare infrastructure.

Newswise: Founding NIBIB director receives prestigious NAE award
Released: 23-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Founding NIBIB director receives prestigious NAE award
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The annual awards ceremony at the National Academy of Engineering was highly unusual in that, of the 12 broad engineering categories represented at NAE – from chemical to mechanical and civil to electrical – three 2019 NAE awards were in biomedical engineering.

Newswise: Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer
Released: 16-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Cancer in the ovaries often metastasizes to the surrounding tissues, but is too small to be detected. Now a label-free microscopy technique is able to identify these regions with great accuracy, enabling early removal of these microscopic malignancies.

Newswise: A Painless Skin Patch Simplifies Diagnostic Tests
Released: 19-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT
A Painless Skin Patch Simplifies Diagnostic Tests
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Painless skin patch collects fluid to monitor biomarkers to speed up and simplify routine diagnostic testing.

Newswise: Imaging a brain thinking, using a new MRI technique
Released: 16-Aug-2019 9:35 AM EDT
Imaging a brain thinking, using a new MRI technique
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Brain function can be tracked in real-time using a new MRI method that has the potential to shed light on altered neuronal activity in brain diseases.

Newswise: Tumor macrophage marker offers unique target for treatment
Released: 1-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Tumor macrophage marker offers unique target for treatment
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Macrophages are white blood cells that accumulate in tumors, and aid cancer progression. Now scientists have identified a surface protein found only on the macrophages residing in tumors, exposing a target for precise tumor treatments.

Newswise: Nanoparticles promote functional healing following spinal cord injury
Released: 24-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Nanoparticles promote functional healing following spinal cord injury
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Paralyzing damage in spinal cord injury is often caused by the zealous immune response to the injury. NIBIB-funded engineers have developed nanoparticles that lure immune cells away from the spinal cord, allowing regeneration that restored spinal cord function in mice.

Newswise: To Assess a Cell’s Health, Follow the Glucose
Released: 23-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
To Assess a Cell’s Health, Follow the Glucose
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new spectroscopic technique reveals that glucose use in live cells provides valuable information about the functional status of cells, tissues, and organs. Shifts in a cell’s use of glucose can signal changes in health and progress of disease.

Newswise: 3D printed technology streamlines common medical test
Released: 25-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
3D printed technology streamlines common medical test
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Scientists have taken a common, yet laborious lab test and redesigned it to be performed in small 3D printed pipette tips used to measure and transfer fluids in the laboratory.

Newswise: Ultrasound imaging can monitor the exact drug dose and delivery site in the brain
Released: 17-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Ultrasound imaging can monitor the exact drug dose and delivery site in the brain
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

An ultrasound imaging technique called passive cavitation imaging was able to create an image and estimate the amount of a drug that crossed the blood-brain barrier to reach a specific location in the brain, according to a study by NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Washington University.

Newswise: Researchers grow bone at rib to restore facial bone
Released: 11-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Researchers grow bone at rib to restore facial bone
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers used bone engineered in 3D-printed mold and grown alongside the ribs of sheep to successfully replace a portion of the animals’ jaw bones. They hope to develop the tissue regenerative procedure for human application .

Newswise: Artificial intelligence enables high quality CT scans with reduced radiation
Released: 10-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence enables high quality CT scans with reduced radiation
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of NIBIB-funded bioengineers at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute developed an AI technique to rapidly convert low-dose CT scans to superior images compared to a conventional technique. Low-dose CT minimizes x-ray radiation to a patient.

Newswise: Path paved for printing replacement organs
Released: 28-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Path paved for printing replacement organs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers have developed a 3D printing technique that creates the interacting networks for transport of air, blood, and other bodily fluids—a major step toward 3D printed replacement organs.

Newswise: NIH and radiology societies map path for translational research on AI in medical imaging
Released: 28-May-2019 12:05 AM EDT
NIH and radiology societies map path for translational research on AI in medical imaging
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A new report, with contributions from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a roadmap for translational research on artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. The report, published in the May 28, 2019, Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Newswise: A super tool helps kids with autism improve socialization skills
Released: 21-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
A super tool helps kids with autism improve socialization skills
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy included an at-home intervention with Google Glass. The smart system of eye wear and mobile-phone-based games helped the children with autism understand emotions conveyed in facial expressions.

Newswise: Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment
Released: 16-May-2019 8:50 AM EDT
Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers used photoacoustic imaging for rapid measurement of metabolic rate of individual cells from breast tumors—information that can help guide treatment strategies.

Newswise: Novel nanoparticle enhances radiation tumor killing
Released: 1-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Novel nanoparticle enhances radiation tumor killing
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB researchers have designed a nanoparticle that generates radiation-induced oxygen free radicals in the low-oxygen center of tumors, dramatically increasing tumor destruction.

Newswise: 2D Nanomaterials Prolong Growth Factor Release to Mend Cartilage
Released: 26-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
2D Nanomaterials Prolong Growth Factor Release to Mend Cartilage
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers have designed a new class of two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials that are disc-shaped and flat on the surface, similar to a coin, to aid in treatments for cartilage repair.

Newswise: 3D bioprinted cancer model to test anticancer drugs
Released: 18-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
3D bioprinted cancer model to test anticancer drugs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) created a new, dynamic 3D bioprinted tumor model in a laboratory dish to screen anticancer drugs and study the spread of cancer and primary site tumor growth.

Newswise: Assistive robot learns to feed
Released: 11-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Assistive robot learns to feed
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now engineers have taught a robot to pick up food with a fork and gingerly deliver it to a person’s mouth.

Newswise: A new way to track blood hemoglobin levels may be at your fingertips
Released: 3-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
A new way to track blood hemoglobin levels may be at your fingertips
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app for anemia screening that can assess blood hemoglobin levels through the window of the user’s fingernail. The medical results are based on the coloration of the fingernail bed; the quick and pain-free screening could benefit a vast number of people who are affected by anemia around the world.

Newswise: Electronic stealth neurons offer enhanced brain studies and treatments
Released: 26-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Electronic stealth neurons offer enhanced brain studies and treatments
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Researchers funded by NIBIB have designed neuron-like probes that can be implanted and remain viable for long-term use to study and treat the brain.

Newswise: Antibodies on nanoparticle surfaces may foster or fluster therapies
Released: 26-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
Antibodies on nanoparticle surfaces may foster or fluster therapies
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

For nanomedicine to achieve the envisioned breakthroughs in disease treatment, scientists must learn why the immune system often responds inhospitably to these therapies. An NIH-funded team at the University of Colorado (UC) has assembled a clearer picture of the molecular activity that occurs when nanoparticles injected into the body are marked for immune system attack.

Newswise: Building a better part for your heart
Released: 21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Building a better part for your heart
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers are designing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal tissues. The goal is to optimize valve performance and enable increased use of a minimally-invasive method for valve replacement over the current practice of open heart surgery.

Newswise: Tiny Generators Turn Body Motion Into Weight Control and Wound-Healing Therapies
Released: 17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Tiny Generators Turn Body Motion Into Weight Control and Wound-Healing Therapies
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers have developed implantable and wearable nanogenerators that create electrical pulses when compressed by body motions. The pulses controlled weight gain and enhanced healing of skin wounds in rat models.

Newswise: Bioactive Scaffolds Guide the Way to Sore Knee Relief, Cartilage Repair
Released: 16-Jan-2019 8:40 AM EST
Bioactive Scaffolds Guide the Way to Sore Knee Relief, Cartilage Repair
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a 3D-printed scaffold coated in aggrecan, a native cartilage component, to improve the regeneration of cartilage tissue in joints. The scaffold was combined with a common microfracture procedure and tested in rabbits. The University of Maryland researchers found the combination of the implant and microfracture procedure to be ten times more effective than microfracture alone.

Newswise: Wearable ultrasound patch penetrates the skin to measure blood pressure
Released: 14-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
Wearable ultrasound patch penetrates the skin to measure blood pressure
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers are literally breaking barriers using ultrasound waves emitted from a flexible patch to accurately measure central blood pressure and help detect cardiovascular problems earlier.  For a while now, smart, wearable devices have had the ability to capture how many steps we take in a day or measure our heart rate, but researchers are starting to take it a step further.

Newswise: Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection
Released: 7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers have created a novel, low-cost biosensor to detect HER-2, a breast cancer biomarker in the blood, allowing for a far less invasive diagnostic test than the current practice, a needle biopsy. Scientists at the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut and funded in part by NIBIB, combined microfluidic technology with diagnostics, including electrochemical sensors and biomarkers, into a powerful package that can give results in about 15 minutes.


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