I - BioMedical Sciences & Engineering

  • Combining MRI and other data helps machine-learning systems predict effects of neurodegenerative disease.
  • MIT researchers team up with Boston Medical Center and Philips to test a noninvasive way to measure intracranial pressure.
  • System can convert MRI scans into 3D-printed, physical models in a few hours.
  • Researchers find pathway that controls metabolism by prompting fat cells to store or burn fat.
  • Sensors, memory switches, and circuits can be encoded in a common gut bacterium.
  • Sangeeta Bhatia, member of the EECS faculty, of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and has teamed with researchers at the University of California at San Diego to create a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver by using probiotics — providing a way for earlier detection of cancers such as colon and pancreatic that typcially metastasize to the liver. Read more.
  • The members of Voltage, a new group in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, want to interest more freshmen and Course 6 students in the field of Electrical Engineering (EE). Sponsored by MIT IEEE/ACM, the group is working to build a cohesive network for students in both the EE degree program (6-1) as well as for students leaning to EE in the EECS degree program (6-2) — offering support and resources in academics, research and careers. Read more.
  • Sangeeta Bhatia has been named the recipient of the 2015 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy, and Employment in recognition of her work in tissue engineering, disease detection and advocacy for women in STEM. Read more.
  • Todd Coleman, EECS alumnus and associate professor at UCSD in Biotechnology will give a talk on the integration of healtcare, wearables and big data, sponsored by the MIT System Design and Management, tomorrow Friday, April 10, 2015, in the Wong Auditorium 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, from 11am to noon. Open to the public. See: http://goo.gl/forms/jYDjBnM6Qe to register. For more information his work: http://coleman.ucsd.edu/blog/2011/08/11/epidermal-electronics-science-publication/
  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced on March 1, 2015, the selection of Professor James G. Fujimoto as the recipient of the Frederic Ives Medal / Quinn Prize. He is recognized for pioneering the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and for his research group’s and collaborator’s contributions leading to its widespread medical application and major commercial impact. Read more.


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