From Katmandu to Cambridge
October 16, 2013Nepalese doctor learns about U.S. healthcare system at MIT Medical
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
October 15, 2013Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
MIT team receives $10.4 million biomanufacturing grant from DARPA
September 18, 2013With the grant, MIT’s Biomanufacturing Research Program aims to develop new technologies that can rapidly manufacture biologic drugs on the battlefield.
A computer scientist's approach to medicine
September 18, 2013Stephanie Seneff is using the novel natural language processing techniques she developed to better understand how drugs and environmental toxins impact human health.
The science of collaboration
August 29, 2013The future of biomedical innovation depends in part on learning from the trend for all players to work together for the common goal, say two MIT researchers.
Seeing the human pulse
June 19, 2013An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.
Allocating flu vaccines to maximize number of people remaining healthy
June 14, 2013Research could help prevent millions of people from becoming infected with the next pandemic flu
Students take their LGO tools to African clinics
June 12, 2013Students in Global Health Delivery Lab course help deliver health care to resource-limited areas in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
A step closer to artificial livers
June 2, 2013Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside the body.
Evaluating a new way to open clogged arteries
May 20, 2013Computational model offers insight into mechanisms of drug-coated balloons.
How to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment
April 4, 2013Measuring enzyme levels in patients may reveal healthy cells’ ability to survive chemotherapy.
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.
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.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Protect yourself against flu
January 10, 2013MIT Medical provides flu shots, information on how to stay healthy.
Researchers reveal strategies for mercury reduction in time for negotiations
January 9, 2013MIT, Harvard professors map future trends, reveal ways to reduce mercury levels on eve of final international meeting for mercury control.
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.