Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by …

New research: A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

New research: A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

Researchers identify nearly 8,000 strains of bacteria, while also clarifying their genetic and metabolic context. The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different …

Press release: scientists make breakthrough to manage immune response for implanted devices in soft tissue

Press release: scientists make breakthrough to manage immune response for implanted devices in soft tissue

Discovery could enable longer lasting and better functioning of devices—including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices Researchers from the Institute for Medical Engineering …

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 …

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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