Technique could enable cheaper fertilizer production

Chemical engineers take a step toward generating ammonia with small-scale, electrochemical reactors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: energy agriculture research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf developing-countries mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering j-wafs

Engineers develop precision injection system for plants

Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability bacteria agriculture biology food plants microbes research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf civil-and-environmental-engineering developing-countries

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 • mit
Dec. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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

A closer look at the diabetes disaster

In a new book, Amy Moran-Thomas examines how diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in countries across the world.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: health medicine anthropology latin-america research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences developing-countries books-and-authors health-science-and-technology

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 • mit
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

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

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 • mit
Nov. 25, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Nov. 13, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: poverty food research school-of-engineering developing-countries koch-institute chemical-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 • mit
Oct. 23, 2019 ~7 min

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


Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

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

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

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