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Diagnosing and treating complex diseases are among the world's most significant long-term challenges. Yet, these present some of the greatest possibilities for improving global quality of life. Historically, physicians have approached diseases with standardized treatments, but recently, through a convergence of disciplines, physicians, scientists and engineers are beginning to understand the medical and health potential of cutting-edge research in areas such as: genome and imaging sciences, novel medical devices, and new drugs and delivery methods.

Wang receives prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Professor Lihong Wang will use the $3.8 million award to explore novel imaging techniques using light that promise significant improvements in biomedical imaging and light therapy.

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$1.7 million grant funds study of neural circuits in the brain

Vitaly Klyachko's grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will fund research that has important implications to Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.

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Special glasses help surgeons ‘see’ cancer

The technology, developed by a team led by Samuel Achilefu, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, may help surgeons distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells.

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