MIT engineers propose a safer method for sharing ventilators

Suggested design could make it easier to divide air flow for Covid-19 patients in emergencies when no other options are available.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

Nuclear scientists and biomedical researchers team up to investigate whether treatment with gamma radiation could make N95 masks more reusable.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 10, 2020 ~10 min

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Leg nerves activated by light offer new path to restoring mobility

New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
Dec. 26, 2018 ~7 min

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Neural implants modulate microstructures in the brain with pinpoint accuracy | MIT News

MIT researchers develop new tools to enable targeted delivery of drugs to deep brain structures through implanted microprobes.

Windy Pham | Institute for Medical Engineering and Science • mit
June 28, 2018 ~4 min

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Charting a path to better cell models of the intestine | MIT News

Researchers generate an intestinal cell mimic that can be harnessed in studies of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease.

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science • mit
June 19, 2018 ~8 min

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A new way to mend a broken heart | MIT News

“Therepi” device attaches directly to damaged heart, enabling delivery of medicine from a port under a patient’s skin to augment cardiac function.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 12, 2018 ~6 min

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Three MIT graduate students awarded 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention | MIT News

Award honors top collegiate inventors in the United States.

Stephanie Martinovich | Lemelson-MIT Program • mit
May 31, 2018 ~6 min

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Irving London, founding director of Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, dies at 99 | MIT News

Longtime biology professor and expert in hemoglobin synthesis was committed to the integration of biomedical research, education, and medical practice.

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science • mit
May 25, 2018 ~5 min

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Three MIT graduate students awarded 2018 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans | MIT News

Award honors immigrants’ contributions to the United States.

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships • mit
April 17, 2018 ~7 min

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Human malaria parasites grown for the first time in dormant form | MIT News

Novel technology could allow researchers to develop and test new antimalaria drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 22, 2018 ~8 min

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