Intubation Guidance Tool Earns Top Prize

Intubation Guidance Tool Earns Top Prize Grantee News raymond.macdougall Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:34 Anew intubation assist device received the top prize in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a contest supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the nonprofit VentureWell. Read more at JAMANetwork. Source: National Institute of Biomedical … Continue reading Intubation Guidance Tool Earns Top Prize

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New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected Grantee News thomas.johnson Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:15 MIT engineers designed a drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract. When the capsule reaches the small intestine, it breaks down to … Continue reading New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors

Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:06 Researchers have developed 3-dimensional human tissue culture models of pediatric and adult brain cancers in a brain-mimicking microenvironment, that includes brain-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) -- the complex network of proteins and amino acids with bound sugars … Continue reading Scientists create brain-mimicking environment to grow 3D tissue models of brain tumors

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:01 Biological engineers can program bacteriophages to kill different strains of E. coli by making mutations in the protein that the viruses use to bind to host cells. These engineered phages are less likely to provoke resistance in bacteria, and could help to … Continue reading Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

NIH funds $945 million in research to tackle the national opioid crisis through NIH HEAL Initiative

NIH funds $945 million in research to tackle the national opioid crisis through NIH HEAL Initiative Press Releases jmeade Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:12 To reverse the opioid crisis that continues to grip the nation, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in total fiscal year 2019 funding for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements … Continue reading NIH funds $945 million in research to tackle the national opioid crisis through NIH HEAL Initiative