New treatment could ease the passage of kidney stones

Muscle relaxants delivered to the ureter can reduce contractions that cause pain when passing a stone.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Dec. 2, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

Gel cushion used to elevate polyps during endoscopy could reduce the risk of tearing the colon lining.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research cancer mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering medicine health-science-and-technology national-institutes-of-health-nih

Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 24, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research koch-institute medicine diagnostics diabetes materials-science-and-engineering dmse school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih health-science-and-technology



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