SMART researchers develop gelatin microcarrier for cell production

Gelatin-based microcarriers offer higher yield and scalability compared to existing commercial microcarriers.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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3D printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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A new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics

SMART researchers find exposing bacteria to hydrogen sulfide can increase antimicrobial sensitivity in bacteria that do not produce H2S.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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How brains do what they do is more complex than what anatomy on its own suggests

A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.

Salvatore Domenic Morgera, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer, University of South Florida • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~11 min

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New nanofiber protects against extreme temperatures, projectiles

Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and West Point, have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Big step toward identifying all cancer-causing genetic mutations

An international team of 1,300 scientists has generated the most complete cancer genome map to date, bringing researchers closer to identifying all major cancer-causing genetic mutations.

Stephanie McPherson • harvard
Feb. 5, 2020 ~12 min

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Gift to will allow MIT researchers to use artificial intelligence in a biomedical device

Device developed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the potential to replace damaged organs with lab-grown ones.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Jan. 29, 2020 ~2 min

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Women in STEM: Dr Anna-Maria Pappa

Dr Anna-Maria Pappa is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and holds the Oppenheimer Research Fellowship and Maudslay-Butler Research Fellowship from Pembroke College. Her research is focused on the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 5, 2019 ~6 min

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