Health sciences and technology
Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t
December 11, 2013MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning.
Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells
December 1, 2013Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
October 15, 2013Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
New approach to global health challenges
September 26, 2013MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science brings many tools to the quest for new disease treatments and diagnostic devices.
New way to target an old foe: malaria
July 17, 2013Engineered liver tissue developed at MIT could help scientists test new drugs and vaccines.
A step closer to artificial livers
June 2, 2013Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside the body.
Peter Szolovits honored with Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence
March 20, 2013Professor cited for 'commitment and dedication to biomedical informatics'
How the brain loses and regains consciousness
March 4, 2013Study reveals brain patterns produced by a general anesthesia drug; work could help doctors better monitor patients.
Big medical data
January 25, 2013At the intersection of medicine and computer science, researchers look for clinically useful correlations amid mountains of information.
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Artificial intelligence, Big data, Medical data mining, Engineering Health, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer science and technology, Health care, Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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: Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Koch Institute, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Nanoelectronics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Polymers, Research
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
Also labeled: Biological engineering, Diagnostic devices, Mechanical engineering, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Biomedicine, Engineering Health, Health, Health care, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research
Recent Course X grad named one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30'
December 26, 2012Pedro Valencia PhD '12 honored for drug research.
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
Also labeled: Brain and cognitive sciences, McGovern Institute, Media Lab, Microfabrication, Neurons, Tissue engineering, Artificial tissue, Medicine, Photolithography, 3-D tissues, Biomedicine, Mechanical engineering, Tissue implants, Stem cells, Bioengineering and biotechnology, Biological engineering
On the hunt for rare cancer cells
November 12, 2012Jellyfish-inspired device that rapidly and efficiently captures cancer cells from blood samples could enable better patient monitoring.
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.