Projects

The National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics (NCNBE)

NCNBE

The National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics (NCNBE) promotes the public welfare and improves patient care through the translation of new technologies into life saving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

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G20 World Brain Mapping & Therapeutics Initiative

G20 World Brain Mapping & Therapeutics Initiative

The G20 World Brain Mapping & Therapeutic Scientific Summit aims to contribute to President Obama's BRAIN initiative and to expand action on the current and upcoming initiatives across the G20 nations, bringing the finest scientists, engineers, physicians and surgeons across the globe in order to rapidly introduce clinical solutions for neurological disorders, which cost the world economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually.

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Galaxy-Exploring Camera in the Operating Room

Galaxy-Exploring Camera in the Operating Room

Neurosurgeons and researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute are adapting an ultraviolet camera to possibly bring planet-exploring technology into the operating room. If the system works when focused on brain tissue, it could give surgeons a real-time view of changes invisible to the naked eye and unapparent even with magnification of current medical imaging technologies. The pilot study seeks to determine if the camera provides visual detail that might help surgeons distinguish areas of healthy brain from deadly tumors called gliomas, which have irregular borders as they spread into normal tissue.

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JPL Nanotubes Help Advance Brain Tumor Research

JPL Nanotubes Help Advance Brain Tumor Research

The potential of carbon nanotubes to diagnose and treat brain tumors is being explored through a partnership between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and City of Hope, a leading cancer research and treatment center in Duarte, Calif.

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X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot - Infrared Technology for Intraoperative Mapping of Human Brain Tumors

Some maps can guide you home. Others point to buried treasure. Researchers hope one in particular could help prolong our lives. This map precisely pinpoints brain tumors and is part of a current research study jointly conducted by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

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JPL's Electronic Nose

JPL's Electronic Nose May Provide Neurosurgeons with A New Weapon Against Brain Cancer

The JPL Electronic Nose (ENose) is a full-time, continuously operating event monitor designed to detect air contamination from spills and leaks in the crew habitat in the International Space Station. It fills the long-standing gap between onboard alarms and complex analytical instruments. ENose provides rapid, early identification and quantification of atmospheric changes caused by chemical species to which it has been trained. ENose can also be used to monitor cleanup processes after a leak or a spill.

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Wounded Warrior Initiative

The International Brain Mapping & Intraoperative Surgical Planning Society (IBMISPS) is a non-profit society organized for the purpose of encouraging basic and clinical scientists interested in areas of Brain Mapping and Intra-operative Surgical planning to improve the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients afflicted with neurological disorders.

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