Health sciences and technology
Merging tissue and electronics
August 27, 2012New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
August 16, 2012Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly.
New energy source for future medical implants: sugar
June 12, 2012Implantable fuel cell built at MIT could power neural prosthetics that help patients regain control of limbs.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 4, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
Alumnus, incoming MBA student win Soros Fellowships
May 7, 2012
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
Measuring blood flow to monitor sickle cell disease
March 1, 2012New technology may help doctors predict when patients are at risk for serious complications.
Five MIT engineers named to National Academy of Engineering
February 9, 2012Several Institute alumni also among 66 new members announced today.
MIT to launch Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
February 2, 2012Based in School of Engineering but spanning all of MIT, IMES will be led by Arup K. Chakraborty.
Edelman receives Katz Prize in Cardiovascular Research
November 14, 2011Prize honors physician scientists and recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement
New algorithm could substantially speed up MRI scans
November 1, 2011Faster scans could reduce the time patients spend in the machine from 45 to 15 minutes.
Computer science gives a boost to heart health
October 13, 2011New technique searches for subtle indicators of risk hidden in a patient’s EKG.
Dyslexia independent of IQ
September 23, 2011Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school.
Science school for judges
September 20, 2011MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law.
Mimicking biological complexity, in a tiny particle
August 16, 2011New MIT technology could lead to better drug delivery and artificial tissues that imitate natural tissue.