Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

New light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 17, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research medicine mechanical-engineering chemical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih health-sciences-and-technology

Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Dec. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes lincoln-laboratory mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering health-sciences-and-technology imaging medical-devices

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Dec. 17, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research cancer biological-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-development dna health-sciences-and-technology environment


Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures

New adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research mechanical-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering bioinspiration national-science-foundation-nsf medicine health-sciences-and-technology

Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering biology cancer drug-delivery disease mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering medicine health-sciences-and-technology

Recovering “lost dimensions” of images and video

Model could recreate video from motion-blurred images and “corner cameras,” may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 16, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology 3-d 2-d algorithms imaging machine-learning health-care health-sciences-and-technology computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

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