Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: neuroscience imaging microscopy tissue-engineering research school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes picower-institute chemical-engineering

Researchers identify cells likely targeted by Covid-19 virus

Study finds specific cells in the lungs, nasal passages, and intestines that are more susceptible to infection.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: chemistry covid-19 broad-institute ragon-institute disease viruses research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes

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

Tags: medicine covid-19 pandemic health-care research medical-devices school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology collaboration materials-science-and-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes nuclear-science-and-engineering

How to get conductive gels to stick when wet

A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf civil-and-environmental-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes bioinspiration

Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 12, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: influenza medicine public-health bacteria microbes disease research transportation school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes chemical-engineering

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