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Clinical study suggests measuring uterine muscle activity could inform strategies for safer and faster childbirth

Artificially causing – or inducing – labor is becoming increasingly common, yet this practice comes with risks and its level of success is difficult to foresee. But now, new research may offer a way to help predict outcomes and improve the...
3-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New insight into the immune response forges a path toward improved medical implants

Introducing medical devices — commonly made of materials such as titanium, silicone, or collagen — into our bodies can elicit a host of different immune responses. While some responses can harm our bodies, others can help heal them. Researchers...
23-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers aim to streamline brain surgery with a new soft robotic system

Navigating the labyrinthine vasculature of the brain with standard surgical instruments can be incredibly challenging, even for the steadiest of hands. But with some robotic assistance, brain surgeons could potentially operate with far greater ease.
20-Oct-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Therapeutic nanocarriers reduce lung inflammation in mice

There is no cure or FDA-approved therapy for acute respiratory distress syndrome, which has a high rate of mortality. Inflammation plays a major role in developing ARDS. Researchers at Ohio State University developed therapeutic nanocarriers using...
19-Oct-2023 3:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIBIB training program aims to diversify the biomedical workforce

Two participants in an NIBIB training program that aims to diversify the biomedical workforce share their stories of how the program influenced their career paths.
17-Oct-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Directing vaccines to dendritic cells

Dendritic cells are key orchestrators of the immune response, but most vaccination strategies don’t effectively target them. NIBIB-funded researchers have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that are designed to deliver mRNA cargo to dendritic...
16-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH to address unmet clinical needs in testing, monitoring, and treatment technologies

The National Institutes of Health will advance the development of home-based and point-of-care health technologies with awards to six technology research and development centers around the country.
21-Sep-2023 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH launches $2 million prize competition to spur innovation in fetal diagnostic and monitoring technologies

NIH's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology (RADx® Tech) Fetal Monitoring Challenge calls on scientists, engineers, and clinicians around the country to submit their innovative approaches and compete for prizes and additional resources to...
18-Sep-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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