A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain

A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain

New technique could help doctors determine whether patients are at risk from elevated pressure. Traumatic brain injuries, as well as infectious diseases such as meningitis, …

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices. The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for …

Software-driven health care: Joint HST class offers some clues

Software-driven health care: Joint HST class offers some clues

A course that combines machine learning and health care explores the promise of applying artificial intelligence to medicine. MIT professors David Sontag and Peter Szolovits don’t assign a textbook …

Yearlong hackathon engages nano community around health issues

Yearlong hackathon engages nano community around health issues

Hacking Nanomedicine kicks off a series of events to develop an idea over time. A traditional hackathon focuses on computer science and programming, attracts coders in droves, …

Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes. In recent years, MIT scientists have developed a new …

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.

July 8, 2019

Kwanghun Chung, an associate professor in MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute for Medical Engineering and …

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July 11, 2019

From June 20-21, 13 select teams of entrepreneurs, doctors, and researchers from countries including Spain, Chile, Canada, and the U.S. gathered to participate in the …

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July 8, 2019

In 2017, five PhD students in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) program at HST launched efforts to markedly expand the program’s outreach to …

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EVENTS
IMES Distinguished Speaker Series – 4/17/2019 – Ellen Kuhl April 17, 2019

Ellen Kuhl, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

Since the world’s first epidemic, we’ve built treatments for various infectious diseases. Yet, our understanding of disease transmission, and the mechanisms behind it, have not advanced much from the 19th century days of Louis Pasteur. Lydia Bourouiba, Disease Transmission Scientist, explains that, to uncover remaining secrets behind disease transmission, we must leverage advances in fluid dynamics and biophysics.

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Careers
Senior Research Support Associate, Chung Lab

To assist with general operational and research-related tasks within an experimental neuroscience/engineering laboratory working with mouse tissue and clinical samples. General operational tasks include maintaining inventory, making buffers, 3D microscope imaging, tissue processing, 3D image analysis, and other laboratory and experimental tasks as needed.

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