Three from MIT, including an IMES faculty member, receive National Institutes of Health Awards

Michael Birnbaum, Anders Hansen, and Tami Lieberman receive NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. Three MIT faculty members have been chosen to receive the New Innovators Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program….

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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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