Health sciences and technology
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.
Emery N. Brown receives the 2011 Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research
August 12, 2011
Student inventor Alice Chen receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
March 9, 2011$30,000 prizes awarded to inventive students nationwide; four leading universities celebrate 2011 winners
CEHS poster session highlights graduate, postdoctoral work
February 23, 2011More than 60 posters featured at annual Center for Environmental Health Sciences event.
Research update: Continuous medical monitoring
February 17, 2011Tiny 'microworms' could be implanted under the skin to give readout of blood sugar levels or other biomedical information.