System can sterilize medical tools using solar heat

Device could provide pressurized steam to run autoclaves without the need for electricity in off-grid areas.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients’ vital signs

Mobile system could reduce health care workers’ exposure to Covid-19 virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2020 ~6 min

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Syringe technology could enable injection of concentrated biologic drugs

Researchers have designed a simple, low-cost device for subcutaneous injection of viscous formulations.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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SHERLOCK-based one-step test provides rapid and sensitive Covid-19 detection

New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
May 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Low-cost “smart” diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet

Design combines a common diaper material with RFID technology.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2019 ~9 min

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New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones

Muscle relaxants delivered to the ureter can reduce contractions that cause pain when passing a stone.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 2, 2019 ~7 min

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New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

Gel cushion used to elevate polyps during endoscopy could reduce the risk of tearing the colon lining.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 30, 2019 ~6 min

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Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 24, 2019 ~8 min

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