Shalek Named 2015 Beckman Young Investigator

Shalek Named 2015 Beckman Young Investigator

Alex Shalek, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Associate Member of the Ragon Institute and of the Broad Institute, has been named a 2015 Beckman Young …

New material opens possibilities for super-long-acting pills

New material opens possibilities for super-long-acting pills

Medical devices designed to reside in the stomach have a variety of applications, including prolonged drug delivery, electronic monitoring, and weight-loss intervention. However, these devices, …

How do you hack health care?

How do you hack health care?

MIT doesn’t have a medical school, so it might seem unusual that so many students, researchers, and alumni are making a real-world impact in health …

Uncovering the mechanism of our oldest anesthetic

Uncovering the mechanism of our oldest anesthetic

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” has been used in anesthesiology practice since the 1800s, but the way it works to create altered states …

Working out in artificial gravity

Working out in artificial gravity

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped …

IMES is a hub that brings together the community of students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who work at the convergence of engineering, science, and translational medicine.

Michael Cima (left) and Robert Langer

Photo: M. Scott Brauer
June 29, 2015

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered …

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Photo by Allegra Boverman, MIT News
August 14, 2015

Pattern Recognition: To the layperson, an image—say, an MRI of the brain—is a diagnostic test. Yet to MIT Professor Polina Golland and her team, that …

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In this illustration, phagemid plasmids infect a targeted bacteria.

Image: Christine Daniloff and Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT (plasmid illustration courtesy of the researchers)
June 25, 2015

The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging our ability to fight deadly infections such as tuberculosis. What’s more, …

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Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium October 1, 2015

Save the date for the 27th annual Warren Alpert Foundation Prize Symposium honoring this year’s award recipients. Vaccines and Therapeutics in the Developing World, Malaria …

In Sierra Leone, health care workers use infrared thermometers to monitor those who may have come in contact with Ebola…

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Assist with data collection, data analysis using Matlab/Python, and the generation of analysis reports. The goal of this research project is to quantify and better understand an individual’s emotional state from physiological measurements.

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