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Hybrid microscope creates digital biopsies

Bioengineers have combined standard microscopy, infrared light, and artificial intelligence to assemble digital biopsies that identify important molecular characteristics of cancer biopsy samples.
3-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leveraging layers for enhanced tissue repair

Bioengineers have created a 3D-printed scaffold designed to regenerate complex tissues composed of multiple layers of cells with different biological and mechanical properties.
16-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH announces $1 million prize competition to target global disease diagnostics

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...
26-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Computer model mines medicines

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.
3-Feb-2020 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Tiny containers transport targeted treatments

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...
27-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Disarming bacteria with mucus and phages

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...
24-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tracking medications, finding tumors easier with new technique

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...
25-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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First-in-human pilot imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction

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...
25-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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