Nanoscience and nanotechnology
New coating for hip implants could prevent premature failure
April 19, 2012Nanoscale films developed at MIT promote bone growth, creating a stronger seal between implants and patients’ own bone.
What lies ahead for science and science writing?
March 27, 201210th anniversary of MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing celebrates past, looks to future.
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 17, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.
Chandrakasan named head of electrical engineering and computer science
June 13, 2011Succeeds Grimson as leader of MIT's largest academic department
Removable ‘cloak’ for nanoparticles helps them target tumors
April 29, 2011New MIT particles could be used to deliver cancer drugs to nearly any type of tumor.
Research update: Continuous medical monitoring
February 17, 2011Tiny 'microworms' could be implanted under the skin to give readout of blood sugar levels or other biomedical information.
Delivering a potent cancer drug with nanoparticles can lessen side effects
January 11, 2011The new nanoparticle, which delivers the drug in a form activated when it reaches its target, also treats tumors more effectively than the unadorned drug in mice.