Microchip enables fast, precise measurement of single-cell growth | MIT News

Device that measures growth of many individual cells simultaneously could lead to rapid tests for antibiotics.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 5, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  health  medicine  cancer  bacteria  health-care  data  disease  research  drug-development  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  biological-engineering  koch-institute  microfluidics  microsystems-technology-laboratories

Rohit Karnik seeks sustainable solutions through nanotechnology | MIT News

Engineer’s designs may help purify water, diagnose disease in remote regions of world.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 1, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  water  profile  india  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  faculty  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  microfluidics  fluid-dynamics

Replicating the connection between muscles and nerves | MIT News

New chip could help test drugs for ALS, other neuromuscular disorders.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 3, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  neuroscience  biology  disease  optogenetics  research  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  biological-engineering  drug-delivery  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  microfluidics

New microfluidic device offers means for studying electric field cancer therapy | MIT News

Low-intensity fields keep malignant cells from spreading, while preserving healthy cells.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 5, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  health  cancer  biology  disease  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  biological-engineering  health-sciences-and-technology  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  microfluidics  singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart  3-d

New approach to sorting cells | MIT News

Microfluidic device distinguishes cells based on how they respond to acoustic vibrations.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  medicine  research  cells  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  research-laboratory-of-electronics  microfluidics

Monterrey Tec researchers exhilarated by nanotech challenges | MIT News

The Tec de Monterrey and MIT Program fosters exchanges in nanotechnology and nanoscience, with the goal of helping the Tec to become a research university.

Rosemary Booth | Microsystems Technology Laboratories • mit
March 29, 2016 ~11 min

Tags:  photonics  mexico  school-of-engineering  global  alumniae  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  international-initiatives  research-laboratory-of-electronics  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  mitnano  microfluidics  microsystems-technology-laboratories

Cell squeezing enhances protein imaging | MIT News

Compressing cells allows delivery of new fluorescent tags to track proteins in living cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  microscopy  research  school-of-engineering  koch-institute  chemical-engineering  microfluidics

Acoustic tweezers manipulate cells with sound waves | MIT News

Technique could enable 3-D printing of cellular structures for tissue engineering.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 25, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  3-d-printing  tissue-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  microfluidics

New device uses carbon nanotubes to snag molecules | MIT News

Nanotube “forest” in a microfluidic channel may help detect rare proteins and viruses.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 21, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  research  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  microfluidics  department-of-aeronautics-and-astronautics

Leaching study boosts potash alternative | MIT News

Microfluidic experiments show feldspar releases potassium at a higher rate than expected, suggesting new possibilities for using ground rocks in agriculture.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Nov. 10, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  sustainability  environment  food  research  materials-science-and-engineering  microfluidics  materials-processing-center

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