Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

A chemical process called ELAST, developed at the lab of a core member of the IMES faculty, allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling. When there’s a vexing problem to be solved, people sometimes offer metaphorical advice such as “stretching the mind”…

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Six from MIT awarded research funding to address Covid-19

Multi-institutional MassCPR initiative announces more than $16.5 million to support 62 Boston-area projects, including two headed by faculty at IMES. As the world grapples with the continuing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, a multi-institutional initiative has been formed to support a broad range of research aimed at addressing the devastation…

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MIT Covid-19 Emergency Fund

A fund has been formed to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs…

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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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