Duke Engineering First-Year Design Team Impresses at NIH DEBUT Competition

Duke Engineering First-Year Design Team Impresses at NIH DEBUT Competition NIBIB in the News raymond.macdougall Thu, 09/23/2021 - 11:15 Duke Engineering’s First-Year Design program team triumphed at the NIH’s 9th annual DEBUT Challenge. The team’s project, named LowCostomy, received the National Cancer Institute Prize for Technologies for Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. The team received $15,000 in prize money in recognition for their work. Source: Duke University.

Sonothermogenetic pulse controls mouse behavior

Sonothermogenetic pulse controls mouse behavior Science Highlights thomas.johnson Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:10 NIBIB-funded engineers are using focused ultrasound to modulate motor activity in the brain without surgical device implantation, a first step toward non-invasive brain stimulation therapies.

Duke Engineering First-Year Design Team Impresses at NIH DEBUT Competition

Duke Engineering First-Year Design Team Impresses at NIH DEBUT Competition NIBIB in the News raymond.macdougall Thu, 09/23/2021 - 11:15 Duke Engineering’s First-Year Design program team triumphed at the NIH’s 9th annual DEBUT Challenge. The team’s project, named LowCostomy, received the National Cancer Institute Prize for Technologies for Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. The team received $15,000 in prize money in recognition for their work. Source: Duke University.

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Engineers grow pancreatic ‘organoids’ that mimic the real thing

Engineers grow pancreatic 'organoids' that mimic the real thing Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 09/14/2021 - 09:47 Engineers developed a way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells. Their models could help researchers develop and test potential drugs for pancreatic cancer.

Behind the scenes, brain circuit ensures vision remains reliable

Behind the scenes, brain circuit ensures vision remains reliable Grantee News raymond.macdougall Fri, 09/10/2021 - 13:41 As mice watched movies, scientists watched their brains to see how vision could be represented reliably. The answer is that consistency in representation is governed by a circuit of inhibitory neurons. Source: The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT.

Neurally controlled prosthetic ankle allows for intuitive balance correction

Neurally controlled prosthetic ankle allows for intuitive balance correction Science Highlights kolsen Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:26 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.

Making the microbiome more amenable to cancer immunotherapy

Making the microbiome more amenable to cancer immunotherapy Science Highlights kolsen Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:31 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 checkpoint inhibitors, a type of cancer immunotherapy treatment.

Drug delivery capsule could replace injections for protein drugs

Drug delivery capsule could replace injections for protein drugs Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 08/31/2021 - 09:23 Researchers have developed a capsule that can carry large protein drugs, such as monoclonal antibodies, and inject them directly into the lining of the stomach.

Researchers use stem cells to make insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells

Researchers use stem cells to make insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 08/30/2021 - 08:42 The human body can be genetically inclined to attack its own cells, destroying the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin, which helps convert sugar into energy. Called Type 1 diabetes, this disorder can occur at any age and can be fatal if not carefully managed with insulin shots or an insulin pump to balance the body's sugar levels.

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