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Engineers Build Nanostructures That Fight Inflammation

Nanofiber-based treatments stimulate the body to mount its own biological attack on immune disorders.
14-Jul-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH-funded screening study builds case for frequent COVID-19 antigen testing

In a study that compares rapid antigen and laboratory PCR approaches for COVID-19 serial screening, researchers affiliated with the NIH RADx initiative reported results from 43 people infected with the virus.
30-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH study suggests COVID-19 prevalence far exceeded early pandemic cases

In a new study, NIH researchers report that the prevalence of COVID-19 in the United States during spring and summer of 2020 far exceeded the known number of cases and that infection affected the country unevenly.
23-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Computers Design Precise Genetic Programs

A change of instructions in a computer program directs the computer to execute a different command. Similarly, synthetic biologists are learning the rules for how to direct the activities of human cells.
23-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Biophysical Study Sheds Light on Potentially Druggable Process of SARS-CoV-2 Replication

This study investigates how the nucleocapsid protein, or N protein, of the SARS-CoV-2 virus packages the viral genome.
16-Jun-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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If it ain’t broke you’re not trying hard enough

A team of NIH microscopists and computer scientists used a type of artificial intelligence called a neural network to obtain clearer pictures of cells at work even with extremely low, cell-friendly light levels.
2-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Building better bubbles for ultrasound could enhance image quality, facilitate treatments

NIBIB-funded researchers are investigating long-lasting, customizable nanobubbles for ultrasound contrast agents.
26-May-2021 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultra-fast 3D printing produces life-like organ models

The new technique is capable of printing organ models containing live cells in minutes instead of hours— a major step in the quest to create 3D-printed replacement organs.
6-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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