Injectable Electronic “Cells”

January 29, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Felice Frankel, MIT Producing cell size robots
This isn’t a “Fantastic Voyage,” but it takes some inspiration from that 1966 movie.  [MORE]

Wirelessly Controlled “pill”

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Wireless pill
For the past two years, researchers at MIT have been improving the design and capabilities of an ingestible [MORE]

Remote Controlled Surgical Devices in the Planning

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnetic activators
MIT researchers have created a magnetic ink and used it to 3-D print a surgical tool prototype that can [MORE]

Cell Sized Injectable Sensing Robots

October 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT nanomachines
MIT engineers are building some extremely small electronic devices, with the idea of putting billions of them in the [MORE]

Living, Ingestible Biosensor

August 7, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ingestible sensor for GI tract
Engineers at MIT have built a 1.5”ingestible capsule with electronics and engineered E. coli to detect bleeding and other [MORE]

“Plug and Play” Modular Devices

July 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Plug and play diagnostic devices
MIT’s “Little Devices Lab” has created a modular approach for making simple and inexpensive diagnostic devices [MORE]

CRISPR Versatility

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

HHMI Investigator Jennifer Doudna and Colleagues Created DETECTR
CRISPR is best known as a gene editing technology, but this report adds [MORE]

Bandage Delivers Timed Medications

November 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Prototype of Smart Bandage
Quoting directly: “Imagine if a wound dressing could release fresh doses of medication over time, oreven different [MORE]

Making Disease Sensors from Stacked Antibodies

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Antibody Sensor
This piece reports: “In the research by MIT chemical engineers, molecular self-assembly was used to build sensors containing [MORE]

How Neural Organization Develops in an Infant

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Infants, younger than four months, have multipurpose brains that have not yet specialized in processing information such as facial recognition. [MORE]

Automated Data Analysis

December 6, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Data Analysis
Since Hippocrates’ time, medicine has depended on “feature sets” (i.e. symptoms patients presented) to give a physician some degree [MORE]

A Patch of Nanorods and Spheres to Treat Tumors

September 27, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Triple Attack Hydrogel Cancer Patch
MIT bioengineers have developed a patch of nanoparticles that can be attached to a tumor or [MORE]

Echolocation Shoes for the Blind

September 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Echolocation Shoes
James Holman’s name is little remembered today, but it should be, especially because of this piece. Holman (1786-1857) [MORE]

An Ingestible Origami Robot

September 13, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Origami Robot MIT
Quoting directly: “Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could be used [MORE]