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Memory foam for vascular treatment receives FDA clearance

Shape Memory Medical recently announced FDA clearance for U.S. marketing of their IMPEDE Embolization Plug, a technology funded by NIBIB and created to block irregular blood vessels.
19-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Swallowed Sensor Sends Signal if You’re Sick

NIBIB-funded researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created an ingestible sensor to non-invasively monitor indicators of disease in the stomach and intestines.
5-Jul-2018 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Uncover Hidden Brain States That Regulate Performance and Decision Making

Brain activity is driven by encounters with external stimuli and situations, simultaneously occurring with internal mental processes. A team of researchers from Stanford University, with funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, has discovered how the...
2-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Improving the Quality of Medical Imaging with Artificial Intelligence

A research team with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has developed an advanced computing technique for rapidly and cost effectively improving the quality of biomedical imaging. The technology, called...
2-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Light-Based, 15-Second Scan Aims to Replace Painful Mammograms

Up to 50% of women skip potentially life-saving mammograms often because they can cause extreme discomfort. Now researchers have developed a painless, light-based, non-radioactive, 15-second procedure that could revolutionize breast cancer screening...
21-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Home Monitor Detects Dangerous Drop in White Blood Cells

Bioengineers have developed a portable, non-invasive monitor that can determine, in one minute and without drawing blood, whether chemotherapy patients have a reduced number of white blood cells that could lead to infections.
20-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Metabolic imaging targets early signs of disease development

Obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer often begin with early, subtle changes in cell metabolism. Now researchers at Tufts University have developed a non-invasive optical imaging technique that detects these changes, providing an early window...
13-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Injectable Bandage Targets Fatal Internal Bleeding

Products are available to quickly seal surface wounds, but rapidly stopping fatal internal bleeding has proven more difficult. Now, biomedical engineers at Texas A&M University are developing an injectable hydrogel bandage that could save lives in...
22-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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