Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Study finds that Alzheimer’s damage allows toxins to enter the brain, further harming neurons.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 12, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering medicine health-sciences-and-technology alzheimers disease


New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

Gel cushion used to elevate polyps during endoscopy could reduce the risk of tearing the colon lining.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research cancer mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering medicine health-science-and-technology national-institutes-of-health-nih

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

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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 | July 23, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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


Getting more heat out of sunlight

Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | July 1, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering research department-of-energy-doe materials-science-and-engineering renewable-energy

A new way to make droplets bounce away

Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 27, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe deshpande-center

A new way to mix oil and water

Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 21, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research food nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering materials-science-and-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering


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