Researchers explore ocean microbes’ role in climate effects

When they encounter nutrient oases in the marine desert, marine bacteria release a gas involved in climate regulation.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research school-of-engineering climate-change civil-and-environmental-engineering microfluidics ocean-science national-science-foundation-nsf oceanography-and-ocean-engineering bacteria environment

A new facet for germanium

MIT researchers grow perfectly shaped germanium tunnels on silicon oxide with controllable length.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 31, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering electronics photonics microfluidics semiconductors dmse school-of-engineering research

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: research biological-engineering faculty broad-institute school-of-engineering profile imaging microfluidics genetics drug-development

Microfluidics device helps diagnose sepsis in minutes

When time matters in hospitals, automated system can detect an early biomarker for the potentially life-threatening condition.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
July 23, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology microfluidics design medicine disease health-care microsystems-technology-laboratories research-laboratory-of-electronics mechanical-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: bacteria energy mechanical-engineering microbes microfluidics research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf

Using electricity and water, a new kind of motor can slide microrobots into motion

Microhydraulic actuators, thinner than one-third the width of human hair, are proving to be the most powerful and efficient motors at the microscale.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Nov. 19, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: research microfluidics microsystems robotics lincoln-laboratory mechanical-engineering

“Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation | MIT News

Human tissue samples linked by microfluidic channels replicate interactions of multiple organs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 14, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  research  biological-engineering  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  health  medicine  microfluidics  drug-development

Understanding and treating disease | MIT News

Mechanical engineering researchers are developing new and innovative ways to improve health care.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Feb. 2, 2018 ~12 min

Tags:  school-of-engineering  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  disease  drug-delivery  health-sciences-and-technology  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  mechanical-engineering  medical-devices  medicine  microfluidics  health-care  technology-and-society  cancer

Microfluidics from LEGO bricks | MIT News

MIT engineers make microfluidics modular using the popular interlocking blocks.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 30, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  3-d-printing  design  materials-science  mechanical-engineering  microfluidics  research  school-of-engineering

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