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NBC show: An MIT team, including IMES head, takes a hands-on approach to fighting coronavirus

There are many Covid-19-related projects, research and response efforts taking place in every department at MIT, including at the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES). Just one project that has received attention is the design of disposable face shields that can be mass produced quickly to address hospitals’ needs…

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Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

Nuclear scientists and biomedical researchers, including an HST student, team up to investigate whether treatment with gamma radiation could make N95 masks more reusable. The research described in this article has been published on a preprint server but has not yet been peer-reviewed by scientific or medical experts. In mid-March,…

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MIT initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for Covid-19 response

A team from MIT has designed disposable face shields that can be mass produced quickly to address hospitals’ needs nationwide. Update: Verified health care providers, EMS, urgent care clinics, or other entities that require face shields for Covid-19-related use can fill out this request form. The manufacturer will then call…

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“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers, including two faculty members at IMES, have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection. One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too low. However, patients who receive such transplants must take…

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