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.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
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How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Building organs block by block
May 12, 2010Tissue engineers create a new way to assemble artificial tissues, using ‘biological Legos’ — cells transformed into bricks.