National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is an Institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devoted to merging the physical and biological sciences to develop new technologies that improve health. Their goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery and speed the development of biomedical technologies that prevent illnesses or treat them when they do strike.
It also provides access to e-Advances linking NIBIB supported research to improvements in health.
Research stories include:
A Nanoengineered Patch for the Damaged Heart
Thanks to bioinspired engineering work of a Johns Hopkins University research team, doctors may one day use a nanoengineered platform to grow and transplant cells to repair damaged heart tissue.
Powered Robotic Legs – Leaping Toward the Future: March 31, 2010
Using robotics technology, Vanderbilt University researchers have constructed and developed a powered lower leg prosthesis that has both brains and brawn.
NIBIB also provides access to web resources such as:
- NIBIB Research
- Biotechnology Resource Centers
- NIH Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Information
- Resources for Researchers