Contact lenses that deliver drugs directly to the eye win health care prize

Contact lenses that deliver drugs directly to the eye win health care prize

Eight teams pitched novel inventions at MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovations Prize competition. A team from a Harvard Medical School affiliate saw its way clearly to …

Study reveals why polymer stents failed

Study reveals why polymer stents failed

Microscopic flaws in material structure can lead to stent deformation after implantation. Many patients with heart disease have a metal stent implanted to keep their …

Human malaria parasites grown for the first time in dormant form

Human malaria parasites grown for the first time in dormant form

Novel technology could allow researchers to develop and test new antimalaria drugs. One of the biggest obstacles to eradicating malaria is a dormant form of …

Understanding and treating disease

Understanding and treating disease

Mechanical engineering researchers are developing new and innovative ways to improve health care. In 2006, a discovery opened up a new world of possibility for …

Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing world

Vision impairment is a major global issue. More than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to corrective lenses. Getting eyeglasses prescriptions is especially difficult …

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.

April 6, 2018

Arup K. Chakraborty, the Robert T. Haslam Professor in Chemical Engineering and founding director of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), has been awarded …

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April 30, 2018

Elazer R. Edelman has been named the new Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), effective May 1. The announcement was made …

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May 15, 2018

Each year, MIT awards the Goodwin Medal to a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Instructor (G) who has performed above and beyond the norm, and whose …

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Ultra-long-term drug delivery capsule engineered by MIT and Brigham and Womens Researchers can stay in the body for up to two weeks which enables a more effective and efficient therapy.

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Administrative Assistant II

To provide comprehensive administrative support for three faculty members and administrative service to the department. Will prepare/process financial paperwork and reimbursements; monitor and reconcile research and discretionary accounts…

Technical Associate I - IMES/Shalek Lab

The Shalek Lab specializes in leveraging novel single-cell genomic approaches to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems. The position will allow the applicant to gain experience in this field, with a specific focus in infectious disease, specifically Lyme, West Nile, and Influenza. Research questions in the lab also extend to cancer and autoimmunity…

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