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Unique 3D Printer Creates Realistic Model of Patient Prostate, Aims to Vastly Improve Surgical Outcomes

NIBIB-funded scientists have developed a new technique for 3D-printing patient-specific organ models – here the prostate gland -- using polymers that accurately model the prostate’s dimensions and physical properties, while also providing...
6-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Swiss Army Knife” Nanovaccine Carries Multiple Weapons to Battle Tumors

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Researchers at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have developed a synergistic cancer nanovaccine packing DNA and RNA sequences that modulate the immune response, along with anti-tumor antigens, into one small...
29-Nov-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mirror Image: Researchers Create Higher-Quality Pictures of Biospecimens

Hari Shroff, Ph.D., chief of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s lab section on High Resolution Optical Imaging (HROI), and his team have spent the last few years developing optical microscopes that produce high...
10-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Food Allergy Lab Fits on Your Keychain

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More than 50 million Americans have food allergies and often just trace amounts of allergens can trigger life-threatening reactions. Now, researchers have developed a $40 device that fits on a key chain and can accurately test for allergens, like...
26-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tumor Growth Blocked by Potato Virus-Chemo Combo

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Researchers combined the immune response created by injection of potato virus nanoparticles with doxorubicin to halt melanoma progression in a mouse model. It is the first demonstration of an anti-tumor response using potato virus nanoparticle...
24-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Researchers Develop Metal-Free MRI Contrast Agent

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Researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent with safe-to-use, metal-free compounds. The organic nanoparticles illuminated tumor tissue in mice just as well as metal-based contrast agents
10-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Microfluidic Chip Rapidly IDs Deadly Blood Infection

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Biomedical engineers have developed a microfluidic test that could enable rapid diagnosis and early intervention for sepsis, which accounts for the most deaths and medical expenses in hospitals worldwide.
11-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser Pulses Drum Up Sharp Images of Organs in Motion

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Researchers have developed a photoacoustic imaging technique that uses lasers to create detailed ultrasound images in live animals. The method allows for complete internal body scans with enough resolution to see active organs, circulating cancer...
29-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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