How the spleen filters blood

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:30am

Subra Suresh and Ming Dao have discovered that the shape and size of blood cells is determined by a tiny opening in the spleen called the interendothelial slit, where the cells undergo a sort of "physical fitness test" before they're able to continue circulating. 

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MIT Museum Celebrates Photography As A Tool For Communicating Science

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:00am


"[Felice] Frankel is a science photographer and research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Her photographs are currently featured at the MIT Museum’s exhibition "Images of...

Teaching Staff News

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Teaching Staff roster is undergoing a few changes this summer.

First, we are sad to announce the departure of Ike Feitler, Teaching Instructor and Lab Manager since 2012. He will be missed, but we know he will continue to excel in his future endeavors.

Replacing Ike for the...

Fluorescent polymer gels: Light-emitting sensors that self-repair

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 2:15pm

"MIT researchers are now making fluorescent polymer gels that change color when they’re shaken, heated, exposed to acid, or otherwise disrupted. Given that response, these novel materials could be effective sensors for detecting changes in structures, fluids, or the environment. To create the...

Neurosolutions 2016: Neurotechnology and Depression

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:45am


Professor Polina Anikeeva will be on a panel discussing neurotechnology and depression hosted by the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering (CNBE). It's open to the public! 


Glowing tumors light a path to cancer treatment

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 4:15pm

A new mechanism developed by Professor Angela Belcher and her team of others offers improved ovarian cancer detection and removal. 

"A team at MIT, headed by Professor Angela Belcher at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, had been targeting a variety of cancers that pose...

Bioelectronics Innovation Prize

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:30pm

Professor Polina Anikeeva is part of a team of researchers who were recently awarded a $1M bioelectronics innovation prize for their endeavors to produce an implantable wireless...

Professor Harry Tuller Promoted to Senior Member of IEEE

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:30pm

On behalf of the DMSE community, a huge congratulations to Professor Harry L. Tuller who was recently elevated to Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)!

IEEE has said that "Senior Member is the highest professional...

Fuel Cell Electrodes (MIT Front Page!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:00am

A new story from the MIT News Office regarding Bilge Yildiz of the DMSE was on the main page of MIT's main website! 


Promotions: New Senior Lecturers

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:45am

Congratulations to Mike Tarkanian, Geetha Berera, and Meri Treska on their promotions to Senior Lecturers!