Lighting hydrogels via nanomaterials

Lighting hydrogels via nanomaterials Grantee News thomas.johnson Fri, 06/04/2021 - 08:21 Hydrogels are commonly used inside the body to help in tissue regeneration and drug delivery. However, once inside, they can be challenging to control for optimal use. A team of researchers is developing a new way to manipulate the gel -- by using light.

Genetic base editing treats sickle cell disease in mice

Genetic base editing treats sickle cell disease in mice Grantee News thomas.johnson Fri, 06/04/2021 - 08:14 Sickle cell disease leads to chronic pain, organ failure, and early death in patients worldwide. A team has demonstrated a gene editing approach that efficiently corrects the mutation underlying SCD in patient blood stem cells and in mice. This treatment rescued disease symptoms in animal models, enabling long-lasting production of healthy blood cells, and could inspire a therapeutic strategy for SCD.

New tool activates deep brain neurons by combining ultrasound, genetics

New tool activates deep brain neurons by combining ultrasound, genetics Grantee News thomas.johnson Wed, 06/02/2021 - 09:24 A team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.

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

If it ain’t broke you’re not trying hard enough Science Highlights thomas.johnson Tue, 06/01/2021 - 11:54 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.

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One year of RADx Tech success

One year of RADx Tech success NIBIB in the News raymond.macdougall Fri, 05/28/2021 - 11:50 Thinking back to a year ago when terror struck worldwide and the full weight of the Covid-19 pandemic began to set in, NIH quickly mobilized on multiple fronts—one of which was the RADx initiative, with the goal of helping to meet the huge demand for fast, accurate Covid-19 tests. Source: NIH Record.

Data from smartwatches can help predict clinical blood test results

Data from smartwatches can help predict clinical blood test results Grantee News thomas.johnson Thu, 05/27/2021 - 11:59 Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be used to sense illness, dehydration and even changes to the red blood cell count, according to biomedical engineers and genomics researchers.

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

Building better bubbles for ultrasound could enhance image quality, facilitate treatments Science Highlights kolsen Tue, 05/25/2021 - 12:03 NIBIB-funded researchers are investigating long-lasting, customizable nanobubbles for ultrasound contrast agents.

Bluestar Genomics Closes $70M Series C Funding Expands Scientific Advisory Board

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