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Catching all the action from twitch to hatch

A team led by NIBIB scientists has developed hardware and software innovations to construct super-resolution, 3D confocal images of fine structures in living samples.
29-Nov-2021 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Fluorescent dot synthesis gets an eco-friendly “glow up”

Fluorescent “dots”–that is, tiny particles that can emit light–have a multitude of promising biomedical applications, yet making such dots is usually a long, tedious process that uses harsh chemicals. Now, researchers are developing a...
5-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When to Test offers free online tool to help individuals make informed COVID-19 testing decisions

The NIH RADx initiative announced the launch of the When To Test Calculator for Individuals. By responding to just a few prompts, the new individual impact calculator indicates whether a person should get a test—now or soon.
3-Nov-2021 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deep learning improves interpretation of tumors

NIBIB-funded engineers are using deep learning to differentiate tumor more accurately from normal tissue in positron emission tomography (PET).
19-Oct-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH RADx initiative expands COVID-19 testing innovation for additional types of rapid tests

The NIH RADx initiative announced today that it has issued contract awards totaling $77.7 million to develop and manufacture 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
14-Oct-2021 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sonothermogenetic pulse controls mouse behavior

Bioengineers are using focused ultrasound to modulate motor activity in the brain without surgical device implantation, a first step toward non-invasive brain stimulation therapies.
23-Sep-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neurally Controlled Prosthetic Ankle Allows for Intuitive Balance Correction

NIBIB-funded researchers are working on an ankle prosthetic that relies on the user’s residual muscles—and the electrical signals that they generate—to help amputees control their posture continuously.
10-Sep-2021 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Making the microbiome more amenable to cancer immunotherapy

The gut microbiome can impact us in a variety of different ways, from our metabolism to our mood. Now, NIBIB-funded researchers are investigating if a fiber-based gel can restore beneficial microbes in the gut to enhance the efficacy of immune...
8-Sep-2021 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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