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Tiny Generators Turn Body Motion Into Weight Control and Wound-Healing Therapies

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.
17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Bioactive Scaffolds Guide the Way to Sore Knee Relief, Cartilage Repair

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...
16-Jan-2019 8:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Wearable ultrasound patch penetrates the skin to measure blood pressure

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...
14-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Using inkjet printers to build a new biosensor for less invasive breast cancer detection

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...
7-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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PET imaging tracks antibiotic penetration into infected brain lesions for treatment of TB meningitis

TB meningitis causes life-threatening inflammation of the brain, which is difficult to treat due to the inability of drugs to penetrate the blood brain barrier. Researchers used PET imaging to measure antibiotic concentrations in infected brains...
6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NIBIB-funded researchers use non-invasive imaging technique to diagnose, monitor chronic wounds

A team of NIH-funded researchers at the University of Arkansas have demonstrated the novel use of multiphoton microscopy to monitor wound healing in live animals. The scientists measured metabolic changes that occur during healing at the wounds’...
30-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New chlamydia test delivers results in about 30 minutes

NIBIB-funded researchers recently validated a rapid STD test that delivered accurate results in about 30 minutes for chlamydia, allowing patients to receive treatment immediately, thereby stemming the further spread of disease. Other analyses showed...
30-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Laser-activated silk sealants outperform sutures for tissue repair

NIBIB funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection.
31-Oct-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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