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Nerve stimulation helps manage pain without opioids

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW) are adapting a minimally invasive, safer approach to electrically treat pain directly at the source as part of the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative.
19-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Computer model IDs drug-resistant mutations

To counter drug resistance Penn State engineers have developed a new approach for predicting which mutation has expanded the most in a population and should be targeted to design the most effective new drug.
13-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

NIH today announced a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies, a pivotal component needed to return to normal during this unprecedented global pandemic.
29-Apr-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mini wiper blade enables clear view through minimally invasive surgical scope

A team at ClearCam, Inc., with funding from the NIBIB and ties to the University of Texas at Austin, designed a device for wiping a laparoscope lens clean, much the same way that a wiper blade clears a fogged up window.
27-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mayo Clinic researchers contribute unique CT data to public repository

Medical physicists at the Mayo Clinic have just made a unique library of computed tomography (CT) data publicly available so that imaging researchers can study, develop, validate, and optimize algorithms and enhance imaging hardware to produce...
23-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH-funded MD2K Center releases app that alerts user if close contact with COVID-19 cases

Researchers at the University of Memphis-based Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) have introduced a new mobile app that may support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. MD2K is supported by NIH with a grant...
14-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Robot designed to simplify blood draws

Bioengineers have created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than technicians. The device could increase blood draw success from difficult- to-find veins and allow healthcare workers more time to treat patients.
9-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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