Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Gift to will allow MIT researchers to use artificial intelligence in a biomedical device

Device developed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the potential to replace damaged organs with lab-grown ones.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Jan. 29, 2020 ~2 min

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Tissue chip headed to International Space Station for osteoarthritis study

Successfully launched project aims to understand why some injuries result in develop post-traumatic osteoarthritis while others heal and recover.

Daniel J. Darling | Department of Biological Engineering • mit
May 7, 2019 ~4 min

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Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant | MIT News

Tiny implantable “seeds” of tissue produce fully functional livers.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 19, 2017 ~7 min

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Antibiotic nanoparticles fight drug-resistant bacteria | MIT News

Targeted treatment could be used for pneumonia and other bacterial infections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2017 ~6 min

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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

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Tough biogel structures produced by 3-D printing | MIT News

Stretchable, biocompatible hydrogels with complex patterning could be used in tissue engineering.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 1, 2015 ~6 min

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New materials to protect the brain | MIT News

MIT graduate student Bo Qing studies synthetic gels that could be used in better equipment to protect against traumatic injuries.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
March 24, 2015 ~6 min

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Mechanically stimulating stem cells | MIT News

MIT biological engineering graduate student Frances Liu is studying ways to alter mechanical properties of cell environments to produce desired chemical outputs.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
March 20, 2015 ~5 min

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Faculty highlight: Krystyn Van Vliet | MIT News

MIT associate professor brings a materials scientist's understanding to biochemical behavior in stem cells and organ tissue.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
March 18, 2015 ~14 min

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