How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 12, 2020 ~11 min

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate change

Study finds Earth’s oceans contain just the right amount of iron; adding more may not improve their ability to absorb carbon dioxide.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Why C. difficile infection spreads despite increased sanitation practices

Research underscores infection is not a common hospital transmission.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Feb. 12, 2020 ~4 min

Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Improving pavement networks by predicting the future

CSHub researchers have developed a pavement maintenance model that considers future uncertainties to improve performance and lower cost.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Engineers design bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves, other cardiac devices

Device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 29, 2020 ~10 min

At halfway point, SuperUROP scholars share their research results

In a lively poster session, more than 100 undergraduates discuss their yearlong research projects on everything from machine learning to political geography.

Kathryn O'Neill | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science • mit
Jan. 29, 2020 ~9 min

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

Testing the waters

MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.

Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

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