NIH Technology Breakthroughs

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February 13, 2019

8 NIH research highlights

What did we learn in 2018 that could help your health this year or in the future? NIH-supported researchers worked on a...

NIH Research
Researchers at NIH and around the country are working to improve prosthetic limbs for patients.
July 12, 2018

Bringing prosthetic hands to life

NIH is improving prosthetic, or artificial, limbs so that they can work better and feel more natural to patients. Using...

NIH Highlights

Daniel Reich, M.D., Ph.D. (standing) listens to team members at NIH.
July 09, 2018

Uncovering the mysteries of multiple sclerosis

An estimated 2.3 million people worldwide live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a hard-to-predict disease of the central nervous system....

Multiple Sclerosis
April 24, 2018

Finding better and more personalized ways to diagnose cancer at NIH

Cancer treatment is constantly evolving and so are the detection tools that help diagnose it. The National Cancer Institute's ...


April 24, 2018

A closer look at cancer imaging tools

Imaging procedures create pictures of areas inside your body that help your health care provider see whether cancer is present....

October 13, 2017

The future of asthma monitoring

With so many pollutants indoors and outdoors, determining what triggers asthma in children is not easy. Now, NIH-supported researchers are...


The Surgery of the Future app provides a virtual tour into the operating room of the future.
July 14, 2017

NIH-supported technologies of the future

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering's Surgery of the Future app lets users see different medical technolgies...

Medical Technology
Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew is the director of NIH's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
July 14, 2017

Surgery of the future

In the not-too-distant future, operating rooms will feature devices that will revolutionize surgery for patients and doctors. You can get...