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If it ain’t broke you’re not trying hard enough

A team of NIH microscopists and computer scientists used a type of artificial intelligence called a neural network to obtain clearer pictures of cells at work even with extremely low, cell-friendly light levels.
2-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Building better bubbles for ultrasound could enhance image quality, facilitate treatments

NIBIB-funded researchers are investigating long-lasting, customizable nanobubbles for ultrasound contrast agents.
26-May-2021 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultra-fast 3D printing produces life-like organ models

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.
6-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Publication reveals essential ingredients of the NIH RADx groundbreaking national diagnostics effort

One-year into implementation of the NIH RADx initiative, the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology has dedicated a special issue to exploring the innovative structure and operation of the RADx Tech program.
29-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Chemical cocktail activates stem cells, promotes repair after muscle damage

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.
26-Apr-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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RADx expands COVID-19 home and point-of-care testing, wastewater surveillance

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...
26-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

RADx diversifies COVID-19 test portfolio with four new contracts, including one to detect variants

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...
5-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales

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.
31-Mar-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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