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NIH-funded team develops method to identify future SARS-CoV-2 mutations that could affect rapid antigen test performance

A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that commercially available rapid antigen tests can detect past and present variants of concern and has identified potential mutations that may impact test performance in the...
15-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH announces winners of 2022 DEBUT Challenge

The NIH announces the winners of the DEBUT Challenge with prizes totaling $130,000
26-Aug-2022 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two Monumental Milestones Achieved in CT Imaging

Two biomedical imaging technologies developed with support from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have been cleared for clinical use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both technologies offer advances...
12-Aug-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH announces prize winners of maternal health diagnostics challenge

The National Institutes of Health announced the winners of its NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge (NTAC) for Maternal Health, a prize competition for developers of diagnostic technologies to help improve maternal health around the world.
28-Jul-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pulse oximeter performance among minority patient groups may lead to reduced delivery of supplemental oxygen

Minority patient groups may receive less supplemental oxygen in the ICU due to inaccurate readings from pulse oximeters.
11-Jul-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-funded project offers efficient approach when tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants

An interdisciplinary research team has developed a fast, cost-effective method to detect the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 variants. The approach can augment current surveillance methods that use comprehensive next-generation sequencing of virus...
29-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Recharging Cartilage After Knee Damage

Osteoarthritis – a painful condition that results from the deterioration of the cartilage in our joints – affects millions of people worldwide. To combat this issue, NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an implantable, biodegradable film that...
3-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lighting up breast tumors during surgery

NIBIB-funded researchers are developing an imaging method that would allow surgeons to better identify cancerous cells in breast tumor margins during surgery. This technique could lead to a reduction in follow-up breast cancer surgeries and reduce...
16-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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