Chemistry and chemical engineering
The half-billion-dollar idea
April 7, 2013While at MIT, alumnus Todd Zion developed an insulin product that ultimately drew the attention of a pharmaceutical giant.
MicroRNA detection on the cheap
March 28, 2013MIT alumni’s startup provides rapid, cost-effective microRNA profiling, which is beneficial for diagnosing diseases.
OCW provides challenges for talented young student
March 26, 2013Indian teen Tuhin Bagi uses MIT OpenCourseWare to enhance his studies and set his sights on future endeavors.
Study offers new way to discover HIV vaccine targets
March 21, 2013Ragon Institute researchers develop a method to identify weak points in viral proteins that could be exploited for vaccine development.
New rankings acclaim MIT’s graduate programs in engineering, business
March 11, 2013MIT leads in seven engineering disciplines and three business fields, says U.S. News & World Report.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Nuclear science and engineering, Rankings, Engineering Systems
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production
February 17, 2013Yeast research takes a step toward production of alternatives to gasoline.
Bringing a new perspective to infectious disease
February 8, 2013Enlisted in the fight against HIV, MIT engineers and scientists contribute new technology, materials and computational studies.
MIT engineers elected to national academy
February 7, 2013Three engineers are among this year’s 69 new National Academy of Engineering members.
Chisholm, Langer receive nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
February 4, 2013President Obama presented the two MIT professors with the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Friday.
MIT researchers improve quantum-dot performance
February 3, 2013New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing.
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
Finding his voice
January 17, 2013First-generation college student Eric Trac makes the most of MIT — whether through medical research or community service.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
Also labeled: Energy, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Koch Institute, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Health sciences and technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Nanoelectronics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Polymers, Research
How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Recent Course X grad named one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30'
December 26, 2012Pedro Valencia PhD '12 honored for drug research.
Chisholm, Langer awarded nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
December 21, 2012Two MIT professors are awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
December 19, 2012Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid,’ which could have applications in new computer memory storage.