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

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

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

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

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


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: robotics research mechanical-engineering microfluidics lincoln-laboratory microsystems

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

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

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  materials-science  research  design  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  microfluidics

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