Health sciences and technology
In the World: Health care in the palm of a hand
September 26, 2010MIT-led student team develops mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility in remote regions.
HST's Edelman receives award from Spanish government
June 21, 2010
Robotic therapy helps stroke patients regain function
April 18, 2010MIT robots can deliver high-intensity interactive physical therapy.
The pull of artificial gravity
April 14, 2010MIT researchers say a centrifuge on the International Space Station — hinted at in Obama’s NASA proposal — would be a boon for physiological research
New technique offers a more detailed view of brain activity
March 1, 2010‘Cleverly designed' MRI sensors detect dopamine, offering a high-resolution look at what’s happening inside the brain.
February 11, 2010Harvesting electricity from small temperature differences could enable a new generation of electronic devices that don’t need batteries
New ‘nanoburrs’ could help fight heart disease
January 19, 2010Targeted nanoparticles can home in on damaged vascular tissue and may be used to deliver drugs that help clear arteries
Human immune cells — in mice
January 13, 2010MIT team engineers mice with human immune cells, which could be used to test vaccines for HIV and other diseases.
Silencing the brain with light
January 7, 2010MIT neuroengineers find a new way to quickly and reversibly shut off neurons with multiple colors of light, which could lead to new treatments for epilepsy and chronic pain.
New and improved RNA interference
January 4, 2010Researchers use RNA interference to silence multiple genes at once. The advance, which one expert calls a ‘substantial breakthrough,’ could lead to new treatments for liver diseases.
HHMI lists Tsai team’s advance among 10 biggest stories of 2009
December 23, 2009Howard Hughes Medical Institute honors discovery of gene protein that could lead to safer drug treatments for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Reporter’s Notebook: Breaking the silence
December 8, 2009Actress Padma Lakshmi comes to MIT to raise awareness of endometriosis and help launch the new Center for Gynepathology.