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
March 20, 2020 | mit

~6 mins   

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

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
March 12, 2020 | mit

~11 mins   

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





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

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
Dec. 4, 2019 | mit

~7 mins   

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


Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Nov. 5, 2019 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: research drug-delivery nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih

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