Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection
September 25, 2013Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases.
New way to target an old foe: malaria
July 17, 2013Engineered liver tissue developed at MIT could help scientists test new drugs and vaccines.
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.
Grad student receives grant for melanoma research
June 3, 2013David Benjamin will investigate mechanisms that melanoma cells use to spread to distant sites throughout the body
A step closer to artificial livers
June 2, 2013Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside the body.
Study IDs key protein for cell death
May 13, 2013Findings may offer a new way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into an alternative programmed-death pathway.
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.
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
Also labeled: Cancer, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Drug delivery, Engineering Health, Implantable medical devices, Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, RNA interference, Layer by layer assembly, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
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.
Chisholm, Langer receive nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
February 4, 2013President Obama presented the two MIT professors with the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Friday.
Whitehead, biology's Gerald Fink chosen to serve as AAAS president-elect
January 25, 2013
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
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), 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
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Maria Zuber appointed vice president for research
November 27, 2012Claude Canizares will take a new role as a vice president with responsibility for international partnerships.
Also labeled: Earth and atmospheric sciences, Faculty, Haystack Observatory, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Global, Lincoln Laboratory, Masdar, MIT Administration, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Physics, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, President L. Rafael Reif, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore-MIT, Skolkovo, Skoltech
Getting (drugs) under your skin
September 13, 2012Using ultrasound waves, researchers boost skin’s permeability to drugs.