Breaking Down Ingestible Devices

April 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Light trigger breaks down ingestible medical devices
In this piece, MIT engineers “describe the development of a modular and tunable [MORE]

A Magnetic Fluid that Staunches Blood Loss

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable magnetic fluid to stop blood loss
To temporarily (30 minutes) stop hemorrhage in an emergency situation, MIT researchers have developed [MORE]

Increased Hydrogel Versatility for Gene Editing

March 10, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sequence-directed gel degradation
MIT bioengineers have “created a system for making DNA-containing gels that are capable of responding to nearly any [MORE]

“Prime Editing” with CRISPR

February 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prime editing system
MIT and Harvard researchers have developed a new means of CRISPR gene editing that they believe could correct [MORE]

A Simple Cancer Urine Test

January 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Urine test for cancer
“Researchers at Imperial College London and MIT have developed a simple cancer urine test based on injected [MORE]

Robotic Catheter for Clearing Brain Clots

December 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic guidewire to clear brain clots
“Engineers at MIT have now developed a steerable guidewire that responds to a magnetic field [MORE]

Programmable Fibers for Artificial Muscle

December 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial muscle that curlswhen warmed
Artificial muscles are of interest in both industrial (robotic) and medical (prosthetic) technology.  On that subject, [MORE]

Using CRISPR for Diagnostic Devices

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR to edit DNA gels
MIT and Harvard researchers have used CRISPR to edit DNA in gels making new types of [MORE]

A Microfluidics Sensor that Detects Sepsis in 25 Minutes

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics sensor for sepsis
Interleukin 6 in a blood sample indicates the body’s response to infection.  Knowing this, MIT engineers have [MORE]

DNA Microscopy

August 27, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA microscopy determines molecule location
White blood cells produce antibodies and the antibodies produced can change by a single letter change [MORE]

Inhaling mRNA

August 27, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cystic fibrosis nebulizer treatment
Cystic fibrosis is a terrible suffocating disease for both children who are afflicted and parents who suffer [MORE]

Artificial Liver for Testing RNAi-Based Drugs

May 7, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Liver model
In making a living hepatic device, MIT researchers were able to mimic a human liver’s microenvironment.  They then [MORE]

Electricity via WiFi

April 30, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

MITs Rectenna
The idea of transmitting electricity through air sounds like science fiction, but researchers at MIT have demonstrated how that [MORE]

Ingestible Digestion Monitor

April 23, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ingestible pill monitor
Ingestible sensors have to work in a tough neighborhood—the stomach. For that reason, MIT engineers have created a [MORE]