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 …

Diagnosing cancer with help from bacteria

Diagnosing cancer with help from bacteria

Engineers at MIT and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have devised a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the …

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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Prof. Bourouiba and her graduate student Yongji Wang discussing research in the Bourouiba Lab. Photo: Lillie Paquette, MIT School of Engineering
July 20, 2015

The fluid dynamics of disease transmission: In studying the spread of infectious disease, Lydia Bourouiba questions everything. This includes the accepted WHO classification of droplet-based …

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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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EVENTS
Sangeeta Bhatia To Speak at TEDMED 2015 July 17, 2015

Sangeeta Bhatia will be speaking at TEDMED 2015 in Palm Springs in November where she’ll share  about the unusual way her multidisciplinary lab is “breaking …

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

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