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
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.
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, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer science and technology, Health sciences and technology, Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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 sciences and technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research
The health-insurance markets of the (very near) future
January 2, 2013Policymakers must address ‘tension’ between competition and ease of use.
Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses
December 24, 2012New spectroscopy technique could help doctors better identify breast tumors.
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Study: At most a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk
December 3, 2012Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of financial decision.
MIT Medical sets out to increase breast cancer awareness
October 31, 2012Interactive event in E25 atrium offers information, education.
Taking the sting out of medical tape
October 29, 2012New adhesive comes off quickly, sparing infants’ delicate skin from damage.
Benefits Open Enrollment for 2013 starts Oct. 30
October 25, 2012Relatively low premium increases and no major benefit changes this year.
MIT administers a record number of flu shots at the 2012 walk-in clinics
October 17, 2012
3 Questions with a student leader: Chief EMT Annie Dunham
October 17, 2012MIT senior oversees a team of 50 EMTs
Why cutting-edge medical technology may not lead to exploding health care costs
July 26, 2012New study finds growth of advanced imaging slowed amid financial, medical concerns.
Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences