Robot takes contact-free measurements of patients’ vital signs

Mobile system could reduce health care workers’ exposure to Covid-19 virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robotics medicine covid-19 pandemic research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering computer-vision health-science-and-technology

Synthetic coating for the GI tract could deliver drugs or aid in digestion

MIT engineers devise a temporary film that may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health medicine research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute drug-delivery

Syringe technology could enable injection of concentrated biologic drugs

Researchers have designed a simple, low-cost device for subcutaneous injection of viscous formulations.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: vaccines research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering drug-delivery surface-engineering health-science-and-technology

A new tool for modeling the human gut microbiome

Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medicine bacteria microbes disease research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih biological-engineering health-sciences-and-technology

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change energy solar covid-19 pollution pandemic policy india research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering technology-and-society photovoltaics

Four MIT faculty members receive U.S. Department of Energy early career awards

Faculty from the departments of physics, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering were selected for the 2020 Early Career Research Program.

School of Science • mit
July 15, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: physics funding awards research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science chemical-engineering grants department-of-energy-doe honors-and-fellowships

MIT research on seawater surface tension becomes international guideline

Work by Professor John Lienhard and Kishor Nayar SM ’14, PhD ’19 was recently recognized by the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: water awards research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering alumniae oceanography-and-ocean-engineering desalination fluid-dynamics honors-and-fellowships

Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask

The prototype mask, which includes an N95 filter, can be easily sterilized and worn many times.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 pandemic research medical-devices mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute health-sciences-and-technology

Helping drug-delivering particles squeeze through a syringe

MIT engineers are using computing modeling to prevent microparticles from clogging during injections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering drug-delivery

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