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A “failed experiment” became a life-saving discovery by MIT Professor Ioannis V. Yannas and his colleague Dr. John Burke when their search for a better way to treat severe burn victims led to the discovery of organ regeneration.
Bacteria: The Good and the Bad
Associate Professor Cullen Buie researches a novel method to quickly sort and identify the various strains of bacteria.
Engineering Fluids at the Nanoscale
Professor Rohit Karnik addresses real-world challenges with his micro- and nano-fluidics research, uncovering the unique behavior of fluid flow at the molecular level.
“Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation
Linda Griffith and David Trumper have linked human tissue samples using microfluidic channels. This chip should allow researchers to measure the effects of drugs before testing them in humans.
Bringing meaningful technologies to market
Senior and Rhodes Scholar Matthew Chun wants to promote innovation that enhances quality of life in developing countries.
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