Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
March 30, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: 3-d-printing biological-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering electronics mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering neuroscience brain-and-cognitive-sciences

A stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress

Repurposing a drug used for blood clots may help Covid-19 patients in danger of respiratory failure, researchers suggest.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 24, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research medicine koch-institute biology biological-engineering school-of-science school-of-engineering covid-19 pandemic disease viruses

Thank you for your patients

An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute
March 23, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: koch-institute school-of-engineering school-of-science biology biological-engineering research medicine cancer



Making real a biotechnology dream: nitrogen-fixing cereal crops

Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.

Lisa Miller | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab
Jan. 10, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering school-of-engineering genetic-engineering plants j-wafs research bacteria water

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Dec. 17, 2019 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research cancer biological-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-development dna health-sciences-and-technology environment

A new way to control microbial metabolism

Chemical engineers program bacteria to switch between different metabolic pathways, boosting their yield of desirable products.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Dec. 2, 2019 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf bacteria microbes biological-engineering synthetic-biology

Taking a moonshot at a rare childhood cancer

Team of researchers including MIT Professor Angela Koehler obtains $5.8 million grant to study fusion-positive alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute
Nov. 20, 2019 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: koch-institute broad-institute biological-engineering school-of-engineering cancer medicine grants research national-institutes-of-health-nih funding biology

Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact

At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering
Oct. 29, 2019 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering graduate postdoctoral students education teaching academics community agriculture desalination j-wafs alumniae invention special-events-and-guest-speakers research

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