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News about NIBIB-supported research and investigators

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  • Pill-sized imaging system offers detailed images of esophageal lining, by Evan Godt, HealthImaging, January 11, 2013

  • Human Cartilage Repair with a Photoreactive Adhesive Hydrogel Composite, Science Translational Medicine, January 9, 2013

  • Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnosis by Anne Trafton, MITnews December 24, 2012

  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Teaching Labs, Science, by Ronald D. Vale and Joseph DeRisi, December 21, 2012

  • New Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technique highlighted by Nature Reviews: Drug Discovery December 12, 2012

  • Hatching Ideas, and Companies, by the Dozens at M.I.T, New York Times, November 24, 2012

  • Palette of fluorinated voltage-sensitive hemicyanine dyes, PNAS online, November 20, 2012

  • Northwestern University press release describes ground breaking immunology research funded by NIBIB

  • NIBIB grantees inducted into the National Academy of Engineering

  • Probing of the Assembly Structure and Dynamics within Nanoparticles during Interaction with Blood Proteins, ACS-Nano, October 30, 2012

  • $4M Awarded to Case Western Reserve to Develop Structural Biology Instrument

  • Researchers look to bring inexpensive supercomputing power to hospitals, Appro Industry News, September 27, 2012.

  • World's Most Wired War Healer, Joachim Kohn, September 24, 2012 by Katie Drummond

  • Comparative Effectiveness of POC Tests for Chlamydia in a Clinic Setting, Johns Hopkins Medcine, September 14, 2012, by Charlotte Gaydos

  • New Study Shows Promise in Using RNA Nanotechnology to Treat Cancers and Viral Infections, UKNOW September 4, 2012 by Allison Perry

  • Challenges for Training at the Interface, Bioengineering & Biomedical Science, by Qing Nie, July 23, 2012

  • New Silk Technology Preserves Heat-Sensitive Drugs for Months without Refrigeration, July 09, 2012

  • RTI International Launches Comprehensive Online Nanomaterial Registry, June 19, 2012

    Funded by NIBIB, NCI, and NIEHS, RTI International has launched the Nanomaterial Registry, a comprehensive resource for the nanomaterial community.
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  • Differentiation of Multipotent Vascular Stem Cells Contributes to Vascular Diseases, Nature Communications, June 6, 2012

    NIBIB-funded investigator Song Li at the University of California, Berkeley, identified the multipotent vascular stem cell responsible for vascular disease. Genetic tracing in mice challenge the theory that smooth muscle cells in blood vessel walls combined with cholesterol and fat are the reason for clogged arteries.
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  • Turning Plant Virus into Cancer Weapon, 3, May 2, 2012, by Monica Robins

    Nicole Steinmetz, Ph. D., NIBIB grantee and researcher at Case Western Reserve University uses plant virus nanoparticles to attack brain and breast tumors, as well as colon and prostate cancer.
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  • Engaging Undergraduates in Global Health Technology Innovation, Science, April 27, 2012

    Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph. D., a long-term NIBIB grantee and Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University, together with her colleagues recently won the Science prize for Inquiry Based Instruction by challenging students to find novel technical solutions to global health problems.
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  • Microfluidic Chip Demonstrates Rapid, Low-Cost, Point-of-Care Flu Detection, BU College of Engineering, 2012, by Mark Dwortzan

    A four-year NIBIB-funded study of 146 patients with flu-like symptoms has validated a prototype rapid, low-cost, accurate, point-of-care device which could provide clinicians with an effective tool to quickly diagnose both seasonal and pandemic strains of influenza, and thus limit the spread of infection.
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  • Ultrasound Technique Breaks Down Blood Clots, Medical Design Briefs, March 1, 2012

    With a grant from the NIBI, the team of Adam Maxwell, Charles Cain, Hitinder Gurm, and Zhen Xu at the University of Michigan are investigating the use of histotripsy (surgical technique using high intensity ultrasound for fractionation of tissues) to breakdown clots for the non-invasive treatment of deep vein thrombosis.
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  • Imaging Science and the Economy: Federal Funds Provided Lifeline for a Start-Up Company, February 3, 2012

  • Luck & Desire, Southwest Spirit, February 2012, by Nathaniel Reade

    A hit & run car accident paralyzed Rob Summers and changed his life. With determination, written goal setting, and innovative technology, he is now able to stand and has regained some body function. Reggie Edgerton, a spinal cord researcher at UCLA and an NIBIB grantee, provided Summers with just what he needed - a device that acted like a hearing aid for the spinal cord. Summers’ health is improving dramatically.
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  • A Deeper Peek into Living Organisms, Nature, January 26, 2012, by Francesca Cesari & Deepa Nath

    NIBIB researcher Claude Lechene and colleagues report the first use of an approach called multi-isotope imaging spectrometry (MMIS) in living organisms. This technique has outstanding resolution: it provides data in the sub-micrometre range, allowing analysis of structures as small as cellular regions.
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  • NIH Awards NITRC Phase II Contract to TCG, TCG, December 19, 2011

    NITRC currently gives researchers around the world access to software tools and data to advance neuroinformatics research. Most of the resources are free, and many have communities of interest associated with them, allowing researchers to share advice and ideas for use of the data and tools. The new contract is funded by a consortium of NIH Institutes, including NIBIB, and will allow TCG to continue and expand NITRC.
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  • NIH Funds $400,000 IUPUI Biomedical Engineering Grant, Type 1 Diabetes Implications, IUPUI, December 13, 2011

    Biomedical researchers at IUPUI’s Purdue School of Engineering and Technology were awarded $400,000 to study a synthetic hydrogel matrix that could potentially trigger both cell proliferation and differentiation. This technique could impact the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, and bone, cartilage, and other cell deficiencies.
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  • Quyen Nguygen: Color-coded surgery, TEDMED, December, 2011

    Surgeons are taught from textbooks which conveniently color-code types of tissues, but that's not what it looks like in real life -- until now. Quyen Nguyen, an NIBIB K08 awardee, demonstrates how a molecular marker can make tumors light up in neon green, showing surgeons exactly where to cut.
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  • Researchers Map, Measure Brain’s Neural Connections: June 1, 2011

    Computer scientists at Brown University have created software to examine neural circuitry in the human brain. The 2-D neural maps combine visual clarity with a Web-based digital map interface, and users can view 2-D maps together with 3-D images. The program aims to better understand myelinated axons, which have been linked to pathologies such as autism. Results are published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Last Updated On 02/05/2013