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Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air

Wherever there’s water, there’s bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous, indoors and out. A new MIT study shows how bubbles contaminated with bacteria can act as tiny microbial grenades, bursting…

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Bridge to the future of engineering

The School of Engineering’s faculty leadership weigh in on what the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing will mean for their students and faculty. School of Engineering faculty are embracing the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing as a bold response to the rapid evolution of computing…

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Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath win Athanasiou ABME Student Award

At the inaugural Athanasiou ABME Student Award Session held on October 19 during the Biomedical Engineering Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, HST MEMP PhD candidates Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath were recognized for their paper, “Towards alternative approaches for coupling of a soft robotic sleeve to the heart.” All…

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Elazer Edelman selected as 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree

Elazer Edelman, director of IMES, has been chosen as a 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree by the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research. Founded in 1953, the organization recognizes select individuals annually in honor of National Biomedical Research Day. Each October, researchers, teachers, and biotechnology developers throughout New England are acknowledged…

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