New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2021 ~9 min

A high-resolution glimpse of gene expression in cells

Expanding tissue samples before sequencing allows researchers to pinpoint locations of RNA molecules.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

School of Architecture and Planning creates climate action plan

Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Jan. 26, 2021 ~9 min

3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 25, 2020 ~11 min

Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activities”

Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Truncated immune system receptors may regulate cellular activity

Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT Media Lab • mit
Oct. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Leveraging a 3D printer “defect” to create a new quasi-textile

Tulle-like DefeXtiles can be 3D printed with no custom software or hardware.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
Oct. 26, 2020 ~8 min

A wearable sensor to help ALS patients communicate

Researchers have designed a skin-like device that can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 22, 2020 ~8 min

Modeling the impact of testing, tracing, and quarantine

A new model suggests a plan to keep Covid-19 within the capacity of the health-care system while reopening economic activities.

Sociotechnical Systems Research Center | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

New US postage stamp highlights MIT research

For the robotics category in a new series celebrating innovation, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed and built by the Media Lab's Biomechatronics group.

Alexandra Kahn | MIT Media Lab • mit
Aug. 2, 2020 ~5 min

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