Hamad-Schifferli Group

Mechanical and Biological Engineering


Rapid Diagnostic

"Why isn't there a better test to detect Ebola?" PBS NewsHour, June 5, 2015.
Youtube version

"Fast Ebola Test: Paper strip reveals results," Technology Review, April 21, 2015.

"7 Low-Cost Devices for Diagnosing Diseases in Poor Countries," OpenMind, April 7, 2015.

"These companies want outbreak victims to map their infections in real time," Fusion, March 31, 2015.

"MIT develops new Ebola testing method," The Tech, March 12, 2015.

"In race against time, new Ebola test works in minutes," The Daily Free Press, March 5, 2015.
Video Interview

"$2 Paper Test Detects Ebola in 10 Minutes," SPECTRVM (MIT), March 5, 2015.

"Paper-Based Test Diagnoses Ebola, Other Fevers In 10 Minutes," Med Device Online, March 2, 2015.

"A quick test for Ebola," SMN Weekly, February 28, 2015.

"Paper strip can detect Ebola in 10 minutes," Mid-Day, February 26, 2015.

"New paper strip test diagnoses Ebola in mere 10 minutes," Delhi Daily News, February 26, 2015.

"Ebola paper test kits takes 10 minutes to diagnose it," Northern Voices, February 26, 2015.

"MIT researchers develop 10-minute test," Pulse Nigeria, February 26, 2015.

"Get Your Ebola Test Done In 10 Minutes," Health Aim, February 26, 2015.

"Now, get tested for Ebola within 10 minutes," WebIndia123, February 25, 2015.

"Paper Strip Test Developed for Ebola, Other Diseases," Science and Enterprise, February 25, 2015.

"Researchers Are Developing a Paper Test for Ebola and Other Viruses," Boston Magazine, February 25, 2015.

"Paper-based test can detect Ebola in minutes," Mumbai Mirror, February 25, 2015.

"Simple Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola In 10 Minutes: Study," Bernama, February 25, 2015.

"MIT Scientists Develop Quick Test For Ebola," Tech Times,, February 25, 2015.

"Ebola Test with Paper Strip in 10 Minutes Made Possible by MIT Researchers," Microfinance Monitor, February 25, 2015.

"10 Minute Test Diagnoses Ebola, Dengue, Yellow Fever," MedGadget, February 25, 2015.

"Now, get tested for Ebola within 10 minutes," Daily Times, Pakistan, February 25, 2015.

"Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola in 10 Minutes," Product Design and Development, February 25, 2015.

"Simple paper strip test can rapidly diagnose Ebola," News Medical, February 25, 2015.

"Now, a 10-min strip test for Ebola, dengue," Livemint, February 25, 2015.

"Simple paper strip can diagnose Ebola in 10 minutes: study," Global Times, February 25, 2015.

"A Quick Ebola Diagnostic Test," Engineering.com, February 25, 2015.

"Quick Test For Ebola, MIT Study," Device Space, February 25, 2015.

"Paper strip can detect Ebola in 10 minutes," India TV, February 25, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola," Medical News Today, February 25, 2015.

"Now, get tested for Ebola within 10 minutes," DNA India, February 25, 2015.

"New test for Ebola dramatically cuts diagnosis time," South China Morning Post,, February 25, 2015.

"MIT researchers develop fastest test for Ebola to date," Examiner, February 25, 2015.

"Nu kan en papirstrimmel diagnosticere ebola pa 10 minutter," Ingenioren, February 25, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola," HealthCanal, February 24, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola developed," Science Daily, February 24, 2015.

"Quick nano test for ebola," Nano Magazine, February 24, 2015.

"Paper strip test can detect Ebola, dengue in 10 minutes," Business Standard, February 24, 2015.

"Quick Test for Ebola," Science Newsline, February 24, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola," R&D Magazine, February 24, 2015.

"Una prueba rapida para el ebola," El Mundo, February 24, 2015.

"MIT Develops Rapid Paper Strip Ebola Diagnostic," Global Biodefense, February 24, 2015.

"Paper-based test can detect Ebola in minutes," Pune Mirror, February 24, 2015.

"MIT designs 10-minute Ebola test," GizMag, February 24, 2015.

"West Africa Ebola Test Made Simple Developed", SpyGhana, February 24, 2015.

"Simple paper strip can diagnose Ebola in 10 minutes: study," Global Post, February 24, 2015.

"Nanoparticles Used for Quick Ebola Test," Controlled Environments, February 24, 2015.

"Simple Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola and Other Fevers Within 10 Minutes," Infection Control Today, February 24, 2015.

"Rapid Diagnostic Test for Ebola and Other Fevers Using Multicolored Nanoparticles," AZoNano, February 24, 2015.

"Paper strip test can detect Ebola, dengue in 10 minutes," ZeeNews, February 24, 2015.

"Paper strip can detect Ebola in 10 minutes," Odisha Sun Times, February 24, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola," EurekAlert!, February 24, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola," ScienceBlog, February 24, 2015.

"MIT develops paper strip to diagnose Ebola, dengue and yellow fever in 10 mins,", The Health Site, February 24, 2015.

"MIT Lab Develops Rapid Diagnostic Tests For Ebola And Dengue," Forbes, February 24, 2015.

"Simple paper strip can diagnose Ebola and other fevers within 10 minutes," Medical Xpress, February 24, 2015.

"Nanotechnology quick test for Ebola," Nanowerk, February 24, 2015.

"Quick test for Ebola: Simple paper strip can diagnose Ebola and other fevers within 10 minutes,", MIT News, February 24, 2015.

"Paper Test Quickly Detects Ebola, Dengue and Yellow Fever", Scientific American, February 18, 2015.

"Silver lining for paper Ebola test," Chemistry World, February 17, 2015.

"Harvard, MIT Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic for Virus Detection," The Harvard Crimson,, February 12, 2015.

"Paper test for Ebola," Harvard Medical School News, February 3, 2015.

"MIT is designing a simple paper test to help detect the Ebola virus," BetaBoston,, December 9, 2014.

Controlling Blood clotting

"Oro para controlar la coagulacion de la sangre", El Mundo,, March 25, 2014.

"Conmutador molecular controlado por laser para regular a voluntad la coagulacion de la sangre," Noticiero Diario, 24 September 2013.

"Conmutador molecular controlado por laser para regular a voluntad la coagulacion de la sangre," NYCT Amazings, 23 September 2013.

"A Golden On-Off Switch: Gold nanoparticles could be used to regulate blood clotting," MIT Technology Review, October 22, 2013.

"Utilizando nanoparticulas de ouro, cientistas conseguem "ligar" e "desligar" coagulacao sanguinea," Zero Hora, August 14, 2013.

VN Review, August 10, 2013.

"Using gold to stop, start blood clotting," Columbus Dispatch, August 11, 2013.

"Avances de la cientifica que investiga con nanoparticulas de oro," En positivo.

"Nanopartikel: Laser steuern Medikamenten-Kapseln aus Gold," Der Spiegel, July 25, 2013.

"Observatory: Smarter Anti-Clotting Tools," Times of Mumbai, August 5, 2013.

"Laser-controlled molecular switch turns blood clotting on, off on command,", My Biologica, July 26, 2013.

"Coagulacao do sangue e ligada e desligada com nanoparticulas e laser" Unisite--Saude, July 31, 2013.

"From gold, a new way to control blood clotting," FMS News info, July 28, 2013.

"Laser-controlled molecular switch turns blood clotting on, off on command," N4SA, July 24, 2013.

"Coagulacao do sangue e ligada e desligada com nanoparticulas e laser," Brasilus, July 31, 2013.

"Interrupteur moleculaire controlee par laser tourne sur la coagulation sanguine, Off On Command," Nouvelles Du Monde, July 26, 2013.

"Coagulation sanguine : un rayon laser en guise d'interrupteur on-off," Free.fr, July 29, 2013.

"New way to control blood clotting using lasers and nanoparticles," Force to Know, July 30, 2013.

"Observatory: Smarter Anti-Clotting Tools," New-York News, August 5, 2013.

"Putting the brakes on blood clots," Open Access & Open Data, July 27, 2013.

"Smarter Anti-Clotting Tools," The New York Times, Observatory Column, August 5, 2013.

"Coagulacao do sangue e ligada e desligada com nanoparticulas e laser," Diario da Saude, July 31, 2013.

"IR light-activated gold nanoparticles turn blood clotting on or off," BioOptics World, July 30, 2013.

"Coagulation sanguine : un rayon laser en guise d'interrupteur on-off," Futura Sciences, July 29, 2013.

"Il sangue che si coagula a comando," Ansa.it, July 29, 2013.

"Gold Nanoparticles Control Blood Clotting," Bioscience Technology, July 25, 2013.

"From gold, a new way to control blood clotting," Domain-b, July 29, 2013.

"Switch that Turns Blood Clots On and Off?" Ivanhoe Newswire, July 29, 2013.

"Gold nanoparticles allow to turn blood-clotting cascade on or off," Nanowerk, July 25, 2013.

"Laser-controlled molecular switch turns blood clotting on, off on command," Eurekalert, July 24, 2013.

"Controlling Blood Clotting With Gold Nanoparticles," RedOrbit, July 26, 2013.

"Laser-Controlled Switch Turns Blood Clotting On, Off," Photonics.com, July 26, 2013.

"Putting the brakes on blood clots," PLOS Blogs, July 27, 2013.

"Gold can control blood clotting," Digital Journal, July 26, 2013.

"As good as gold," R&D Mag, July 25, 2013.

"Laser-Controlled Molecular Switch Turns Blood Clotting On, Off On Command," Science Daily, July 24, 2013.

"Laser lŠsst Blut gerinnen", ORF.at, July 25, 2013.

"Il MIT ha messo a punto un dispositivo in grado di sciogliere i trombi," Made in Italy, July 26, 2013.

"Il sangue si coagula a comando," NotiziarioItaliano.IT, July 25, 2013.

"Salute: inventato un interruttore laser dalle proprieta straordinarie," MeteoWeb, July 25, 2013.

"Sangue che si coagula a comando obbedendo ad un interruttore laser," TrapaniOK.it, July 24, 2013.

"From gold, a new way to control blood clotting," MIT News, July 24, 2013.

Exploiting Protein Coronas:

"Protein Corona: The good side," Nature Nanotechnology, Research Highlights, September 5, 2012.

AuCu nanoparticles for CO2 reduction:

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2," MIT News, April 11, 2012.

"Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel," ZeeNews, April 12, 2012.

"Copper-Gold Nanoparticles to Help Transform CO2 into Methane," The Green Optimistic, April 12, 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2," ScienceBlog, April 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2," Science Daily, April 11, 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2," Science Codex, April 11, 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2," R&D, April 11, 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2," Product Design & Development," April 11, 2012.

"MIT hybrid nanoparticles may offer CO2 emissions solution to power plants" PennEnergy, April 11, 2012.

"Recycling CO2 with Copper-Gold Nanoparticles," Overclockers Club, April 12, 2012.

"Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel," NY Daily News, April 12, 2012.

"Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel," News Track India, April 12, 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert carbon dioxide, may reduce greenhouse emissions ," Nanowerk News, April 11, 2012.

"Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert CO2--May reduce greenhouse emissions," Nanotechnology Now, April 11, 2012.

"A tiny, golden way to curb carbon emissions," MSNBC Technolog, April 11, 2012.

"Gold-Copper Nanoparticles Convert CO2 Into Hydrocarbon Fuels," Laboratory Equipment, April 12, 2012.

"Hybrid Copper-Gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2," Lab Manager Magazine, April 12, 2012.

"Copper- Gold Nano Particles Can Convert Carbon Dioxide into Hydrocarbon Fuels," International Business Times, April 12, 2012.

"Hybrid Copper-Gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2," e! Science News, April 11, 2012.

"Hybrid Copper-Gold Nanoparticles Convert CO2," Domain-B, April 11, 2012.

"Nano-copper and nano-gold combine to form effective CO2 converter," Bits of Science, April 11, 2012.

"Cleaner air with gold and copper," SmartPlanet, April 15, 2012.

"Touch of Gold Increases Stability and Reactivity of Copper Nanoparticles," Azonano, April 16, 2012.

"Researchers develop a catalyst to make CO2 into fuel," Environment & Energy, April 24, 2012.

Nanomachines

"Quantitative Blueprint for Better Nanomachines," Materials Views,, July 29, 2011.

In vitro translation enhancement

"MIT: A New Use for Gold," Red Orbit, June 13, 2010.

"Engineers turn a drawback - the stickiness of gold nanoparticles - into an advantage," PhysOrg, June 11, 2010.

"Turning a drawback of gold nanoparticles into an advantage," R&D, June 11, 2010.

"A new use for gold: Engineers turn a drawback--the stickiness of gold nanoparticles--into an advantage," MIT News, June 11, 2010.

ACS Nano Podcast, Episode 34: May 2010 Interview on translation enhancement.

Li-Air batteries

"Record Efficiency for Lithium-Air Batteries," REVE, June 12, 2010.

"Platinum nanoparticles contribute to record lithium-air battery efficiency," Platinum Today, June 11, 2010.

"Record Efficiency for Lithium-Air Batteries," Technology Review,, June 2010.

Selective release

Video on ACS Nanotation Nanotube by Andy Wijaya on the ACS Nano 2008 paper

Fast Breaking Papers, 2009 , Thomson Reuters Sciencewatch.com, December 2009.

"Mit metallischen Nanopartikeln gegen Krebs," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, July 2009.

"Five big ideas for nanotechnology," Jon Evans, Nature Medicine, 15, 348 (2009).

"Materials Research Gets Under the Skin: Mining Gold for Targeted Drug Delivery," Medical Device Link, March 2009.

"Nanogold for multiple drug delivery," Materials World (UK), 17 (2) p. 12, February 2009.

"Therapeutic Alchemy," Technology Review Insider, February 2009.

"Controlled time release of multiple drugs for combination therapy," Biophotonics International, January 2009.

"Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs," The Washington Post, January 9, 2009.

"Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs," Business Week, January 9, 2009.

"Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs," Forbes.com, January 9, 2009.

"Team Designs Gold Nanoparticles to Deliver Multiple Drugs," US News & World Report, January 9, 2009.

"Controlling the independent release of multiple drugs with nanotechnology," Foresight Institute, January 7, 2009.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer", Big News Network, January 6, 2009.

"Nano Device Delivers Drugs More Effectively," NewsMax, January 6, 2009.

"Gold Nanoparticles For Controlled Drug Delivery," Science Daily, January 6, 2009.

"Nanoparticles could carry drugs to treat cancer, other diseases," Media NewsWire, January 6, 2009.

"Gold nanoparticles may treat cancer," The Times of India, January 5, 2009.

"Controlled Drug Delivery System Based on Gold Nanorods that Can Cater for Multiple Drugs," Meridian Institute, January 5, 2009.

"New Nano Device Aids Drug Dispersal," RedOrbit, January 5, 2009.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," Newstrack India, January 5, 2009.

"Gold nanoparticles could carry drugs to treat cancer, other diseases," SmallTimes, January 5, 2009.

"Nano device ‘times drug release,’" Herald de Paris, January 4, 2009.

"Nano device 'times drug release,'" Focus Information Agency, January 4, 2009.

"Nano device 'times drug release,'" BBC News, January 4, 2009.

"Using Gold Particles To Release Multiple Drugs In A Controlled Fashion - Nanoparticles Could Treat Cancer And Other Diseases," Medical News Today, January 4, 2009.

"Mit NanoGoldpartikeln gegen Krebs und Aids," Focus – Germany, January 2, 2009.

"MIT: Gold, nfrared light may enable drug delivery," MassHighTech, January 2, 2009.

"Drug Delivery System Hits Gold," MedGadget, January 2, 2009.

"Gold particles and infrared light for controlled drug delivery" News-Medical.Net, January 2, 2009.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," Science Centric (Bulgaria), January 1, 2009.

"MIT uses nanotech to deliver drugs for fighting cancer, AIDS," PC World - Canada, December 31, 2008.

"U.S. researchers use gold nanoparticles to deliver drug," China View, December 31, 2008.

"U.S. researchers use gold nanoparticles to deliver drug," People's Daily Online, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," New Kerala, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," WebIndia123, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," OneIndia, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," Biology News Net, December 31, 2008.

"Gold Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery System Developed," Azomaterials, December 31, 2009.

"Controlled Drug Delivery System Based on Gold Nanorods that can Cater for Multiple Drugs," AzoNanotechnology, December 31, 2008.

"Gold Particles Deliver More Than Just Glitter," Bioresearch Online, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," Blog-O-Doom, December 31, 2008.

"U.S. researchers use gold nanoparticles to deliver drug," China Economic, December 31, 2008.

"Gold Nanoparticles Don't Just Look Pretty, They Fight Cancer," Daily Tech, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," DailyIndia, Decmber 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles may carry multiple drugs to treat cancer," Malaysia Sun, December 31, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," Encapsula Nano Sciences, December 31, 2008.

"Gold particles deliver more than just glitter: Nanoparticles could carry drugs to treat cancer, other diseases," Nanotechnology Now, December 30, 2008. "Gold nanoparticles could carry drugs to treat cancer, other diseases," Nanowerk News, December 30, 2008.

"Gold particles deliver more than just glitter," Huliq News, December 30, 2008.

"Gold particles deliver more than just glitter," MIT News, December 30, 2008.

"MIT uses nanotech to deliver drugs for fighting cancer, AIDS," The New York Times., December 30, 2008.

“Gold Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs To Treat Cancer, Other Diseases,” RedOrbit, December 30, 2008.

"MIT project uses nanotech to deliver drugs for fighting cancer, AIDS," ComputerWorld, December 30, 2008.

"Gold particles deliver more than just glitter," Nanotechwire, December 30, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery,” PhysOrg, December 30, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," EurekAlert!, December 30, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled delivery," e! Science News, December 30, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," Science News Daily, December 30, 2008.

"Gold Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Delivery," Drug Discovery and Development, December 30, 2008.

"Gold Particles Deliver More Than Just Glitter," DotMedNews, December 30, 2008.

"MIT uses nanotech to deliver drugs for fighting cancer, AIDS," InfoWorld, December 30, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, December 30, 2008.

"MIT uses nanotech to deliver drugs for fighting cancer, AIDS," NetworkWorld, December 30, 2008.

"Gold nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery," Science Blog, December 30, 2008.

"Gold and Drugs. This Time It's A Good Thing," InventorSpot.

"Light, Nanoparticles And The Future Of Smart Drug Delivery," Scientific Blogging, December 30, 2008.

Gold nanorod surfaces

"Beyond jewelry: Engineering new uses for gold," MIT News, August 22, 2008.

"Engineering New Uses for Gold," PhysOrg,, August 22, 2008.


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