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Call for Applications! 2019 IDEA² Global Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 IDEA² Global program! Deadline is April 16, 2019. Open to postdoctoral trainees, graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, early-stage professionals, and those with limited opportunities to pursue their innovative projects, IDEA² Global provides one-on-one mentorship, innovation training, pitch-skills development, and international networking opportunities to aspiring healthcare…

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Apply now to attend the 2019 Fluids and Health Conference in Corsica!

Applications are now being accepted for current students, alumni, and researchers interested in attending the inaugural 2019 Fluids and Health Conference in Corsica, France! From July 23-August 2, 2019, join experts from a range of fields working to address the challenges of widespread infectious disease and food shortage. Phase 1…

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With these nanoparticles, a simple test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Results could also indicate whether antibiotics have successfully treated the infection. Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused by many different microbes, including bacteria and viruses. Rapid detection of pneumonia is critical for effective treatment, especially in hospital-acquired cases…

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Movement-enhancing exoskeletons may impair decision making

As engineers make strides in the design of wearable, electronically active, and responsive leg braces, arm supports, and full-body suits, collectively known as exoskeletons, researchers at MIT are raising an important question: While these Iron Man-like appendages may amp up a person’s strength, mobility, and endurance, what effect might they…

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