Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells
August 30, 2012MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells’ ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells.
Wrinkled surfaces could have widespread applications
August 1, 2012MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles.
Moving microfluidics from the lab bench to the factory floor
March 29, 2012The Center for Polymer Microfabrication designs manufacturing processes for a new generation of diagnostic tools.
Measuring blood flow to monitor sickle cell disease
March 1, 2012New technology may help doctors predict when patients are at risk for serious complications.
Minimizing background noise in stem cell culture
January 21, 2012
Researchers say ocean currents cause microbes to filter light
March 16, 2011The same phenomenon occurs in the ocean, in a flask and in the art of Paul Matisse.
Nerve-cell regeneration quest is fast tracked
October 12, 2010Microchip technology rapidly identifies compounds for regrowing nerves, in live animals.
Mysterious quantum forces unraveled
May 11, 2010MIT researchers find a way to calculate the effects of Casimir forces, offering a way to keep micromachines’ parts from sticking together.
‘Micro-ants’: Tiny conveyor belts for the 21st century
December 15, 2009A new method of moving tiny particles using magnetic polymer beads and magnetic fields could find uses in microchips and in medicine