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A Portable OR

March 20, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Sally Miller SurgiBox
MIT graduate student Sally Miller took a 43 year old idea and reinvented it. The idea was [MORE]

An Artificial Synapse for “Brain-on-a-Chip” Device

March 13, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Synapse Researchers Tan, Kim, Choi
Quoting directly: “. . . engineers at MIT have designed an artificial synapse in such [MORE]

Non-Viral Vectors for CRISPR Delivery

January 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Without Viruses
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing has mostly depended on viral vectors to deliver the cutting enzyme [MORE]

Drones with RFID Scanning for Medical Supply Chain

October 31, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT RFID via Drones
In most situations involving radio-frequency identification, a reader is a stationary appliance, and tagged pieces move past [MORE]

Hydrogel Nanocomposite to Staunch Hemorrhage

September 19, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chemical engineers at MIT have developed a new material to stop hemorrhage from battlefield wounds or surgical accidents. “The biomaterial [MORE]

Graphene Dialysis Membrane

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patient Receiving Dialysis
A typical dialysis session lasts four hours and has to be repeated three times a week. The reason [MORE]

Lab on a CD Disk-Like Device

June 20, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Makerspaces Microfluidics Devices
Makerspaces are publically accessed R&D facilities for which users pay a fee, like a health club membership. [MORE]

MIT’s Microfluidics Device to Detect Plasma Cells

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Multiple Myeloma Microfluidics
Multiple myeloma comes from a proliferation of white blood cells (plasma cells) that result in overproduction of [MORE]

Urine Test for Ovarian Tumors

June 13, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Nanoparticles Detect Ovarian Cancer in Urine
By the best methods currently, the smallest detectable ovarian tumor has already reached 1 [MORE]

Speeding Up Peptide Synthesis

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Peptide Synthesizer
One of the Smithsonian’s icons of molecular medicine is Bruce Merrifield’s original peptide synthesizer of 1963. By attaching [MORE]

Three-in-One Fiber Offers Options for Brain Devices

April 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Multifunction Fibe
With a new thin-as-a-human-hair flexible fiber, MIT engineers were able to deliver optical, electrical and chemical signaling to [MORE]

New Design for Extended Release Pills

January 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Drug-Delivery Capsule
Most extended release drugs have polymer coatings that dissolve slower in the low pH of the stomach and [MORE]

Brain Mapping Called “Magnified Analysis of Proteome”

October 11, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnified Analysis of Proteome (MAP)
Neuron density in the human brain has made it nearly impossible to see the connections for [MORE]

Making Devices Easier to Swallow

November 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Gastric Devices
Relying on a novel elastic polymer gel, biomedical engineers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a [MORE]