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    1. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Unique Value of Real-Time Shear Stress To Enhance Coronary Disease Management

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for Unique Value of Real-Time Shear Stress To Enhance Coronary Disease Management

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $771,279 for Unique Value of Real-Time Shear Stress To Enhance Coronary Disease Management. The principal investigator is Guillermo Tearney. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Management of CAD is hindered by our inability to investigate fundamental pathobiologic processes that lead to individual coronary plaque progression, destabilization, and adverse clinical events. A critical mechanism responsible for plaque behavior is local endothelial shear stress (ESS), the frictional force of blood flowing across the endothelium, which is governed by the artery’s detailed local geometry. Focal regions of low ESS drive ...

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    2. Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for A Tethered Capsule Endoscopic-Endomicroscopic (TEEM) Approach for Improving Upper GI Tract Diagnosis

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives NIH Grant for A Tethered Capsule Endoscopic-Endomicroscopic (TEEM) Approach for Improving Upper GI Tract Diagnosis

      Massachusetts General Hospital Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $627,739 for A Tethered Capsule Endoscopic-Endomicroscopic (TEEM) Approach for Improving Upper GI Tract Diagnosis. The principal investigator is Guillermo Tearney. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The diagnosis of most upper GI tract conditions is currently accomplished by upper endoscopy with biopsy (EGD). EGD is costly primarily because it requires conscious sedation, necessitating that procedures be conducted by physicians in a specialized endoscopy suite, and that patients take time away from work and family. Another limitation is sampling error - endoscopic biopsies are frequently random, resulting in many instances ...

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    3. University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives NIH Grant for Functional Categorization of Ciliary motion in PCD

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives NIH Grant for Functional Categorization of Ciliary motion in PCD

      University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $159,882 for Functional Categorization of Ciliary motion in PCD. The principal investigator is George Solomon. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder of motile cilia that results in progressive lung disease due to abrogated mucociliary clearance. While new understandings of the genetics have been helpful for clinical diagnostics, functional testing of cilia are needed to understand and predict phenotypic variation and response to therapy. Recent work in our laboratory has identified a link between ciliary genetics and novel ...

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    4. MEEI Receives NIH Grant for Measuring and Modeling the Cochlear Motions that Drive the Inner and Outer Hair Cells and Produce Otoacoustic Emission

      MEEI Receives NIH Grant for Measuring and Modeling the Cochlear Motions that Drive the Inner and Outer Hair Cells and Produce Otoacoustic Emission

      Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $491,220 for Measuring and Modeling the Cochlear Motions that Drive the Inner and Outer Hair Cells and Produce Otoacoustic Emissions. The principal investigator is Sunil Puria. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Our knowledge of cochlear mechanics is currently undergoing a revolution. While the basilar membrane (BM) has long been considered the principal structure in cochlear motion, new techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) have instead revealed not only that the reticular lamina (RL) moves in a different pattern from the BM, but that it ...

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    5. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Relating Structure to Function in Optic Neuropathies

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Relating Structure to Function in Optic Neuropathies

      University of Houston Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $344,250 for Relating Structure to Function in Optic Neuropathies. The principal investigator is Nimesh Patel. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that results in a pathological loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and irreversible vision loss. Although glaucoma is an optic neuropathy with characteristic optic nerve head (ONH) changes, risk of developing disease is not based on ONH structure, but factors including intraocular pressure (IOP), central corneal thickness, age, race and family history. In early disease, there is significant thinning of the ...

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    6. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Receives NIH Grant for Intravascular Molecular-Structural Imaging of Coronary Stent Pathobiology

      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Receives NIH Grant for Intravascular Molecular-Structural Imaging of Coronary Stent Pathobiology

      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $164,676 for Intravascular Molecular-Structural Imaging of Coronary Stent Pathobiology. The principal investigator is Eric Osborn. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Dr. Eric Osborn is an early career faculty member at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the MD-PhD program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has completed clinical training in medicine and subspecialty training in cardiology at BIDMC. His goal ...

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    7. University of Southern California Receives a NIH Grant for Mechanisms of Cochlear Synaptopathy After Noise or Blast Trauma

      University of Southern California Receives a NIH Grant for Mechanisms of Cochlear Synaptopathy After Noise or Blast Trauma

      University of Southern California Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $710,479 for Mechanisms of Cochlear Synaptopathy After Noise or Blast Trauma. The principal investigator is John Oghalai. Below is a summary of the proposed work. About 15% of Americans have hearing loss due to noise exposure. The classical explanation is trauma to the cochlear hair cells. An additional mechanism of noise-induced hearing loss is cochlear synaptopathy. There are no effective treatments used clinically to prevent hearing loss via either mechanism after traumatic noise exposure. Recently, we identified that endolymphatic hydrops occurs after blast or noise trauma, and that endolymphatic ...

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    8. Baylor College of Medicine Receives NIH Grant for In Vivo Analysis of Mammalian Fertilization

      Baylor College of Medicine Receives NIH Grant for In Vivo Analysis of Mammalian Fertilization

      Baylor College of Medicine Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $541,789 for In Vivo Analysis of Mammalian Fertilization. The principal investigator is Irina Larina. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Estrous cycle, ovulation, fertilization, and pre-implantation pregnancy are fundamental reproductive processes of clinical importance. While research has shed light on the cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating these events, much of these data are derived from static histological analysis, low-resolution visualizations, and studies of invertebrate models (e.g. sea urchin). Therefore, any conclusions regarding mammalian fertilization, which takes place deep inside the body, are extrapolated and do not ...

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    9. University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Artificial Intelligence for Optical Coherence Tomography To Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure on Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives NIH Grant for Artificial Intelligence for Optical Coherence Tomography To Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure on Fetal Brain Development

      University of Houston Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $311,241 for Artificial Intelligence for Optical Coherence Tomography To Study Effects of Poly-Drug Exposure on Fetal Brain Development. The principal investigator is Kirill Larin. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall objective of this study is to develop an optical coherence tomography (OCT) based high- resolution mouse embryonic brain imaging and analysis approach, and to use this method in correlation with molecular analysis to understand the interplay between ethanol (EtOH) and nicotine (NIC) effects on embryonic brain development. Maternal exposures to these substances are linked to fetal ...

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    10. Doheny Eye Institute Receives NIH Grant for Artificial Intelligence for Assessment of Stargardt Macular Atrophy

      Doheny Eye Institute Receives NIH Grant for Artificial Intelligence for Assessment of Stargardt Macular Atrophy

      Doheny Eye Institute Receives a 2020 NIH Grant for $235,500 for Artificial Intelligence for Assessment of Stargardt Macular Atrophy. The principal investigator is Zhihong Hu. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Stargardt disease is the most frequent form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) is a widely available imaging technique which may aid in the diagnosis of Stargardt disease and is commonly used to monitor its progression. FAF imaging provides an in vivo assay of the retinal layers, but is only an indirect measure. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), in contrast, provides three-dimensional visualization of ...

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    11. Reaching the last mile in eye care

      Reaching the last mile in eye care

      Primary care provides a place to which people can bring a wide range of health problems – it is not acceptable that in low-income countries primary care would only deal with a few priority diseases. World Health Report 2008 . On the eve of 2019 World Sight Day (WSD), the World Health Organization (WHO) released the World Report on Vision (WRV). [1] This report is based on three earlier WHO resolutions – primary eye care, universal health coverage, and sustainable development goals (SDG). [2] , [3] , [4] Primary care, often the first contact for patients, provides appropriate, accessible, and affordable care that meets patients ...

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    12. NIH Intramural Research Receives a 2019 Grant for Quantitative Biophotonics for Tissue Characterization and Function

      NIH Intramural Research Receives a 2019 Grant for Quantitative Biophotonics for Tissue Characterization and Function

      NIH Intramural Research Receives a 2019 Grant for $753,097 for Quantitative Biophotonics for Tissue Characterization and Function. The principal investigator is Amir Gandjabkhche. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Monitoring the placental oxygenation is critical to ensure a healthy pregnancy outcome. Abnormalities in placental oxygenation has been associated with preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, fetal hypoxia, asphyxia, and cerebral palsy. Quantifying placental oxygenation can help early detection of such complications. This project is driven by the lack of patient-friendly devices to measure the oxygenation of the anterior placenta. A wearable, wireless system that can monitor the placental ...

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    13. New World Resources and Perimeter Medical Imaging Provide Updates Regarding Their Amalgamation Transaction and Announce Amended and Restated Arrangement Agreement

      New World Resources and Perimeter Medical Imaging Provide Updates Regarding Their Amalgamation Transaction and Announce Amended and Restated Arrangement Agreement

      New World Resources Corp. (TSXV: NW) ("New World") and Perimeter Medical Imaging, Inc. ("Perimeter") are pleased to announce that they have now agreed to a completion goal of Q1 of 2020 for their amalgamation by way of plan of arrangement (the "Transaction"). The Transaction is an arm's length transaction and will result in a reverse take-over and change of control of New World by the shareholders of Perimeter. The resulting publicly traded company (the "Resulting Issuer") will be named Perimeter Medical Imaging AI, Inc. and its management team will be led by Will Rosellini and Perimeter's newly appointed ...

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    14. Duke University School Receives NIH Grant for Advanced A/LCI systems for Improved Clinical Utility

      Duke University School Receives NIH Grant for Advanced A/LCI systems for Improved Clinical Utility

      Duke University School Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $436,303 for Advanced A/LCI systems for Improved Clinical Utility. The principal investigator is Adam Wax. Below is a summary of the proposed work. There is a critical unmet need for in vivo detection of dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE), a neoplastic tissue state resulting from chronic acid reflux. BE is associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer, a disease with a high morbidity rate. Patients with BE undergo periodic endoscopic surveillance with systematic biopsy to search for pre-cancerous, dysplastic tissues, at which point therapeutic treatment ...

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    15. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Receives NIH Grant for Intraoperative Polarization-Sensitive OCT for Assessing Breast Tumor Margins

      University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Receives NIH Grant for Intraoperative Polarization-Sensitive OCT for Assessing Breast Tumor Margins

      University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $405,348 for Intraoperative Polarization-Sensitive OCT for Assessing Breast Tumor Margins. The principal investigator is Stephen Boppart. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Breast cancer is a global healthcare burden, not only for the patients diagnosed with this disease, but also their families and friends. The surgical treatment of breast cancer, while successful, has significant limitations that increase patient anxiety, increase costs, and can increase the risk for local recurrence and lifelong post-operative complications. A primary limitation stems from the lack of an intraoperative microscopic assessment ...

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    16. VISE affiliates awarded $1.8 million grant to improve surgical guidance during eye surgery

      VISE affiliates awarded $1.8 million grant to improve surgical guidance during eye surgery

      A team of Vanderbilt University engineers and clinicians have won a five-year $1.8 million National Eye Institute grant to develop and translate novel intraoperative imaging technologies to the ophthalmic surgical suite to enable real-time surgical guidance. “Our group has spent quite a few years working on developing the underlying imaging technology,” said Yuankai Kenny Tao, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and a faculty researcher in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, is the principal investigator. “This grant will support our translational efforts and allow us to identify ophthalmic surgeries that will directly benefit from real-time guidance and to ...

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    17. New York University School of Medicine Receives NIH Grant or Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics for Structure and Function

      New York University School of Medicine Receives NIH Grant or Novel Glaucoma Diagnostics for Structure and Function

      New York University School of Medicine Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $715,489 for Novel Glaucoma Diagnoxtics for Structure and Function. The principal investigator is Joel Schuman. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision morbidity and blindness worldwide. Early disease detection and sensitive monitoring of progression are crucial to allow timely treatment for preservation of vision. The introduction of ocular imaging technologies significantly improves these capabilities, but in clinical practice there are still substantial challenges at certain stages of the disease severity spectrum, specifically in the early stage and in advanced ...

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    18. General Electric Receives NIH Grant for Multi-Scale 3-D Imaging Analytics for High Dimensional Spatial Mapping of Normal Tissues

      General Electric Receives NIH Grant for Multi-Scale 3-D Imaging Analytics for High Dimensional Spatial Mapping of Normal Tissues

      General Electic Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $587,413 for Multi-Scale 3-D Imaging Analytics for High Dimensional Spatial Mapping of Normal Tissues. The principal investigator is Yousef Al-Lofahi. Below is a summary of the proposed work. The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop open-source software and algorithms for 3-D reconstruc- tion and multi-scale mapping of normal tissues. Another significant goal is to evaluate effects of aging and envi- ronmental factors on molecular and structural architecture of skin. We will leverage our mature (TRL8) technol- ogy for multiplexed 2-D imaging (Cell DIVE™), and our vast experience in ...

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    19. Cleveland Clinic Receives NIH Grant for Preparation and Planning for the Prospective Randomized Image-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery Clinical Trials

      Cleveland Clinic Receives NIH Grant for Preparation and Planning for the Prospective Randomized Image-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery Clinical Trials

      Cleveland Clinic Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $240,000 for Preparation and Planning for the Prospective Randomized Image-Guided Ophthalmic Surgery Clinical Trials. The principal investigator is Justis Ehlers. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Image-guided surgery with intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the potential to have a significant impact on surgical efficiency, patient quality-of-life, surgical safety, and overall surgical outcomes in two common surgical vitreoretinal disorders: macular hole and epiretinal membranes. OCT has revolutionized the clinical management of retinal diseases. The high-resolution cross-sectional information that is provided by OCT now is the mainstay for evaluating anatomic ...

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    20. Cylite Announces Series B Funding Round led by Main Sequence Ventures

      Cylite Announces Series B Funding Round led by Main Sequence Ventures

      Cylite Pty Ltd, a developer of 3D imaging and measurement systems for Ophthalmology and Optometry announces the successful close of its Series B funding round led by leading Australian VC firm Main Sequence Ventures with participation from existing US and Australian investors. The new funding leverages previous funding, and grants from the Australian government, to build additional manufacturing capacity for Cylite’s Hyperparallel OCT (HP-OCT) platform as well as extend its sales and support networks in Europe and the US. The investment will also support further R&D to provide new diagnostic capabilities for improved outcomes in anterior segment cataract ...

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    21. Perimeter Medical Imaging Closes Oversubscribed $C4.4M Financing

      Perimeter Medical Imaging Closes Oversubscribed $C4.4M Financing

      Perimeter Medical Imaging, Inc., the leader in real-time tissue imaging in the operating suite is pleased to announce the completion of a pre-public financing round raising $C4.4million. Perimeter intends to go public via a reverse takeover (RTO) with New World Resources (NW) in Q4 of this year. Funds raised in this pre-public round and anticipated RTO will support the commercialization of Perimeter's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared OTISTM medical imaging technology. OTISTM is deployed in the surgical suite, empowering surgeons with real-time tissue imaging to help optimize cancer surgery outcomes. "We are pleased to have ...

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    22. University of Southern California Receives NIH Grant for Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

      University of Southern California Receives NIH Grant for Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

      University of Southern California Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $1,230,507 for Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease .The principal investigator is Danny Wang. Below is a summary of the proposed work. While Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, the contribution of vascular factors to cognitive impairment and dementia is becoming increasingly recognized. Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) is most commonly caused by cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). To date, cerebral small vessels including arterioles, capillaries and venules are inaccessible to existing imaging technologies. Characteristic parenchymal lesions on ...

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    23. Columbia University Receives NIH Grant for Measures of Human Receptor and post Receptor Activity

      Columbia University Receives NIH Grant  for Measures of Human Receptor and post Receptor Activity

      Columbia University Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $636,552 for Measures of Human Receptor and post Receptor Activity. The principal investigator is Donald Hood. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Our long-term objective has been to develop noninvasive techniques for studying the human retina for both basic science and clinical purposes. By applying current theories of phototransduction to the full-field electroretinogram (ERG), we successfully developed widely used techniques for studying the global activity of the rod and cone receptors, as well as the rod bipolar cells. These indices of objective retinal function are appropriate outcome measures for ...

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    24. University of Alabama Receives NIH Grant for Clinical and Translational Core.

      University of Alabama Receives NIH Grant  for Clinical and Translational Core.

      University of Alabama Receives a 2019 NIH Grant for $225,529 for Clinical and Translational Core. The principal investigator is Steven Rowe. Below is a summary of the proposed work. Experimental techniques that require measurements in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and tissues have demonstrated clear utility in CF science. Such capabilities have enabled advances including important contributions to our understanding of basic aspects of disease pathogenesis, characterization of novel therapeutics directed towards CF ion transport defects, and the evaluation of CFTR modulators in human subjects. The purpose of Core C is to provide resources, expertise, and support to a wide ...

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