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Assistive robot learns to feed

A million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now engineers have taught a robot to pick up food with a fork and gingerly deliver it to a person’s mouth.
11-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


A new way to track blood hemoglobin levels may be at your fingertips

Biomedical engineers have developed a smartphone app for anemia screening that can assess blood hemoglobin levels through the window of the user’s fingernail. The medical results are based on the coloration of the fingernail bed; the quick and...
3-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Electronic stealth neurons offer enhanced brain studies and treatments

Researchers funded by NIBIB have designed neuron-like probes that can be implanted and remain viable for long-term use to study and treat the brain.
26-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Antibodies on nanoparticle surfaces may foster or fluster therapies

For nanomedicine to achieve the envisioned breakthroughs in disease treatment, scientists must learn why the immune system often responds inhospitably to these therapies. An NIH-funded team at the University of Colorado (UC) has assembled a clearer...
26-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Building a better part for your heart

Bioengineers are designing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal tissues. The goal is to optimize valve performance and enable increased use of a minimally-invasive method for valve replacement over the current practice...
21-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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


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


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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The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. NIBIB's mission is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care.


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