SMART and NTU researchers design polymer that can kill drug-resistant bacteria

Polymer may pave the way for drugs to which bacteria are significantly less resistant, a breakthrough that could save hundreds of thousands of lives per year.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Dec. 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: medicine antibiotics microbes research polymers singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 28, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry imaging research polymers school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-delivery

Technique enables adaptable 3-D printing | MIT News

Once fabricated, objects can be altered by adding new polymers.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 13, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  chemistry  manufacturing  3-d-printing  research  polymers  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  chemical-engineering

3-D antibody arrays offer better sensing | MIT News

New tool could help diagnose malaria and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 4, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  immunology  research  sensors  polymers  school-of-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  chemical-engineering

Faculty highlight: Robert Macfarlane | MIT News

MIT chemist constructs nanoparticle-based crystals by programming interactions of synthetic polymers and biopolymers at the molecular level.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Oct. 14, 2016 ~20 min

Tags:  chemistry  profile  research  polymers  school-of-engineering  faculty  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  materials-processing-center

A better way to assay | MIT News

New design of large-scale microparticle arrays can make materials science and bioengineering applications more scalable, precise, and versatile.

Melanie Kaufman | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Sept. 30, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  research  polymers  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  national-institutes-of-health-nih  materials-science-and-engineering  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  microparticles

New theory overcomes a longstanding polymer problem | MIT News

Technique for calculating elasticity could aid design of new materials.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 15, 2016 ~5 min

Tags:  chemistry  research  polymers  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  chemical-engineering

The promise of fluorescent polymer gels | MIT News

Color-changing materials could be used to detect structural failure in energy-related equipment.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
July 1, 2016 ~13 min

Tags:  chemistry  energy  environment  materials-science  research  sensors  polymers  mechanical-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  mit-energy-initiative  bioinspiration

Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector | MIT News

Inexpensive sensors could be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
June 30, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  chemistry  carbon  materials-science  research  polymers  carbon-nanotubes  wireless  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf  security-studies-and-military  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering

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