Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
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.
Grant to fund nanotech therapies for traumatic brain injuries
May 10, 2013MIT’s Sangeeta Bhatia is part of the research team funded by the $6 million DARPA grant.
Making sense of medical sensors
April 18, 2013Computer scientists and electrical engineers are devising algorithms that look for useful new patterns in data produced by medical sensors.
Students have engineering on the brain
April 1, 2013MIT class offers student teams a chance to create business ventures based on neurotechnology research.
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.
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
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.
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
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 students create new medical devices
January 30, 2013Precision machine design class links doctors with students to find ways of meeting pressing medical needs for new technology.
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, Computer science and technology, Health care, Health sciences and technology, 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, 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
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, Health sciences and technology, Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), 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.