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

Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands

A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 25, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: plants research civil-and-environmental-engineering agriculture sustainability developing-countries food microbes bacteria school-of-engineering

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

New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engeering water health developing-countries school-of-science school-of-engineering


Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economics policial-science politics social-sciences development developing-countries research

Local rocks can yield more crops

J-WAFS-funded MIT research team shows a new method of fertilizer production can better suit the needs of farms in Africa and around the globe.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab | Feb. 12, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: water food agriculture climate-change school-of-engineering materials-science-and-engineering technology-and-society sustainability research pollution africa environment developing-countries j-wafs dmse

Improving crop yields while conserving resources

PhD student Julia Sokol is helping develop drip irrigation technologies that allow farmers to save water and energy.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Dec. 20, 2018 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: graduate postdoctoral students profile agriculture sustainability research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering developing-countries water

Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking | MIT News

New design can be tuned to an individual’s body weight and size.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 26, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  assistive-technology  developing-countries  india  mechanical-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  tata-center

Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | June 12, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  africa  alternative-energy  business-and-management  renewable-energy  developing-countries  energy  global  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  leadership  startups  students  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral

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