• Jan. 30, 2023
    Gel-like materials that can be injected into the body hold great potential to heal injured tissues or manufacture entirely new tissues. Many researchers are working to develop these hydrogels for...
  • Jan. 11, 2023
    The MIT-Takeda Program, a collaboration between MIT’s School of Engineering and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company, fuels the development and application of artificial intelligence capabilities to...
  • Dec. 19, 2022
    Orchard-sprayer.jpg A farmer driving a tractor spraying pesticide and insecticide on a lemon plantation in Spain. Credit: Agzen Kripa Varanasi had just started his...
  • Dec. 13, 2022
    On Monday evening, inside a rainbow-lit Kresge Auditorium, a capacity crowd whooped and hollered and shook their pom-poms along to one of the most anticipated shows of the year: the final student...
  • Dec. 13, 2022
    Genetic engineering and personalized cell therapies could transform healthcare. In recent years, stem cells and gene-editing tools like CRISPR have been making headlines for the possibilities they...
  • Dec. 11, 2022
    For many of us, the act of breathing comes naturally. Behind the scenes, our diaphragm — the dome-shaped muscle that lies just beneath the ribcage — works like a slow and steady trampoline, pushing...
  • Dec. 1, 2022
    Despite the fact that half of the world’s population will experience menopause, it is often considered a taboo topic. As a result, there are very few evidence-based methods or products that alleviate...
  • Dec. 1, 2022
    Healthcare has always been ripe for innovation. Whether it’s increasing safety in operating rooms, developing systems to reduce patient wait times, or improving drug delivery, there are endless...
  • Dec. 1, 2022
    On a Monday evening early each December, Kresge Auditorium transforms into something resembling a pep rally. The sold-out crowd cheers loudly, waving colorful pom poms in the air as confetti rains...
  • Nov. 16, 2022
    We know proper indoor ventilation is key to reducing the spread of Covid-19. Now, a study by MIT researchers finds that indoor relative humidity may also influence transmission of the virus. Relative...
  • Nov. 15, 2022
    Inspired-to-Heal-the-Human-Heart-01.jpg Ellen Roche’s medical device designs include a biohybrid robotic heart designed for high-fidelity testing of mitral valve...
  • Nov. 15, 2022
    Ritu-Raman-Is-an-Architect-of-Muscle-and-Nerve-01.jpg Ritu Raman in the lab. Photo Courtesy of L’Oreal USA RITU RAMAN VIEWS HUMAN BEINGS AS “SOFT AND SQUISHY AND...
  • Nov. 9, 2022
    One glance at the news lately will reveal countless headlines on the dire state of global water and food security. Pollution, supply chain disruptions, and the war in Ukraine are all threatening...
  • Nov. 7, 2022
    By taking advantage of a phenomenon that leads to fractures in metal, MIT researchers have designed medical devices that could be used inside the body as stents, staples, or drug depots, then safely...
  • Oct. 5, 2022
    Trying to decipher all of the factors that influence the behavior of complex ecological communities can be a daunting task. However, MIT researchers have now shown that the behavior of these...
  • Oct. 2, 2022
    More than 70 MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in MIT’s Killian Court recently to “Stand Up and Be Counted (for Women’s Health),” with a strong representation of individuals concerned...
  • Sep. 28, 2022
    To prepare fields for planting, farmers the world over often burn corn stalks, rice husks, hay, straw, and other waste left behind from the previous harvest. In many places, the practice creates huge...
  • Sep. 27, 2022
    One reason that it’s so difficult to deliver large protein drugs orally is that these drugs can’t pass through the mucus barrier that lines the digestive tract. This means that insulin and most other...
  • Sep. 17, 2022
    The world is facing a maternal health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 810 women die each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Two-...
  • Aug. 17, 2022
    Wearable sensors are ubiquitous thanks to wireless technology that enables a person’s glucose concentrations, blood pressure, heart rate, and activity levels to be transmitted seamlessly from sensor...

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