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
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...
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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
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
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
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
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
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...
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