The half-billion-dollar idea
April 8, 2013While at MIT, alumnus Todd Zion developed an insulin product that ultimately drew the attention of a pharmaceutical giant.
Sorting out the structure of a Parkinson’s protein
April 1, 2013Computer modeling may resolve conflicting results and offer hints for new drug-design strategies.
MIT student inventor Nikolai Begg receives Lemelson-MIT student prize
March 6, 2013$30,000 Lemelson-MIT collegiate student prizes awarded to inventive students at three leading universities
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.
A safer way to vaccinate
January 27, 2013Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer a better alternative to traditional vaccines.
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, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer science and technology, Health care, Health sciences and technology, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
Finding his voice
January 17, 2013First-generation college student Eric Trac makes the most of MIT — whether through medical research or community service.
Protect yourself against flu
January 10, 2013MIT Medical provides flu shots, information on how to stay healthy.
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, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
Also labeled: Brain and cognitive sciences, Health sciences and technology, McGovern Institute, Media Lab, Microfabrication, Neurons, Tissue engineering, Artificial tissue, Photolithography, 3-D tissues, Biomedicine, Mechanical engineering, Tissue implants, Stem cells, Bioengineering and biotechnology, Biological engineering
Why cutting-edge medical technology may not lead to exploding health care costs
July 27, 2012New study finds growth of advanced imaging slowed amid financial, medical concerns.
Nutrient mixture improves memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s
July 9, 2012In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells.
Sharper ultrasound images could improve diagnostics
June 18, 2012New system developed at MIT allows precise measurements and tracking of disease progression.
Their own devices
April 18, 2012MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center aims to connect microelectronics with new health‑care tools.