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3-D Printed Prototype Sets the Stage for Bionic Eye Replacements

Researchers at the University of Minnesota, with support from NIBIB, used a 3-D bioprinting technique to print photordetectors onto a curved surface. Through the combination of design innovation and the use of materials—including synthetic...
18-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Human Neural Stem Cells Drive Spine Regeneration in Rats

Researchers generated stable lines of spinal cord neural stem cells in culture. Transplanted into a rat model of spinal cord injury, the cells enabled robust regeneration of functional neurons along the length of the spine.
13-Sep-2018 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NIBIB-Funded Imaging Center at NYU Teams with Facebook on Artificially Intelligent MRI Scanning

NYU School of Medicine's Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research, supported by NIBIB, will collaborate with Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research on an imaging project, called fastMRI, that will use AI to make MRI scans up to 10...
10-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NIH taps Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., to lead the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has selected Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., as director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). A pioneering leader in the field of biophotonics,...
6-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


First in-home test of brain-computer communication by ALS patients offers promise amidst challenges

In the first study of independent in-home use of a brain-computer interface by a group of advanced ALS patients, the BCI system was found to be reliable; and of the eight individuals who completed the study, seven chose to keep the device for future...
29-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Lung Tissue Chip Offers Rapid Testing of Anti-Fibrotic Drugs

Pulmonary fibrosis is one of the most common and serious types of lung disease. Now researchers have developed an in vitro lung tissue-on-a-chip system that mimics lung fibrosis, offering rapid testing of potential new anti-fibrotic treatments.
28-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Assistive Surgical Devices Shine in DEBUT Biomedical Engineering Design Competition

Projects focused on providing simple, low-cost modifications to surgical techniques that could reduce pain or damage from these procedures dominated this year’s Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge.
24-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIBIB-Funded Team Develops Improved Imaging Technology for Early Detection of Osteoarthritis

NIBIB-funded researchers at Stanford University used dual PET and MRI technology to detect increased bone remodeling in the injured knees of patients likely to get osteoarthritis. This increased bone activity was often seen next to areas of early...
20-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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