Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

New light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 17, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research medicine mechanical-engineering chemical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih health-sciences-and-technology

A new way to remove contaminants from nuclear wastewater

Method concentrates radionuclides in a small portion of a nuclear plant’s wastewater, allowing the rest to be recycled.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Dec. 19, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research school-of-engineering chemical-engineering energy water desalination mathematics nuclear-science-and-engineering

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 | Dec. 18, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering vaccines koch-institute school-of-engineering health-science-and-technology medicine developing-countries quantum-dots

Monthly birth control pill could replace daily doses

Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Dec. 4, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research drug-delivery chemical-engineering mechanical-engineering koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering health medicine developing-countries women drug-development

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



Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering food developing-countries poverty koch-institute school-of-engineering

SMART discovers nondisruptive way to characterize the surface of nanoparticles

New method overcomes limitations of existing chemical procedures and may accelerate nanoengineering of materials.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology | Nov. 12, 2019 | mit
~3 mins   

Tags: singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart nanoscience-and-nanotechnology agriculture imaging chemical-engineering school-of-engineering research

Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 5, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research drug-delivery nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih

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