Study offers guidance for targeting residual ovarian tumors
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:30am
A new study conducted by Michael Cima explores ways to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer, and how to determine which patients would be most likely to benefit from a new implantable device that could make intraperitoneal chemotherapy more bearable.
Nano-Scale 'Dream Team': 3 MIT Professors Use Tiniest Of Tools Against Cancer
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Professor Angela Belcher was on WBUR's Morning Edition earlier this week to talk about her dynamic collaboration with Sangeeta Bhatia and Paula Hammond in creating cancer theranostics from nanomaterials.
Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Michael Cima has a new paper on brain implants and gliosis, which is scarring produced by the implant. This kind of implant is used for deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s disease, among other uses, but about half of them fail within six months due to gliosis.
2017 Faculty Promotions
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
Several DMSE faculty promotions will be taking effect starting July 1, 2017.
Congratulations to: Polina Anikeeva, Antoine Allanore, Niels Holten-Andersen, and Silvija Gradecak for their promotions this year!
Designing resettable metallic materials through multi-field mapping
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:45am
MMEC SEMINAR SERIES
J-WAFS awards $1.4 million in third round of seed grant funding
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Professor Antoine Allanore was awarded an Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) seed grant for his project "Affordable Potassium Fertilizer from K Feldspar for Africa."
High-temperature devices made from films that bend as they “breathe”
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:15am
Carrying out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant puts severe strains on equipment, due to extreme temperatures that are hard for components to endure without degrading.
Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) to spark global renaissance in education through innovation at MIT
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:15pm
J-WEL will be an anchor entity within MIT’s open education and learning initiatives that are led by MIT Vice President for Open Learning Sanjay Sarma.
National Academy of Sciences elects six MIT professors for 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:30am
Professor Klavs Jensen is among six MIT Faculty members who have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their "distinguised and continuing achievements in original research." The group was among 84 new members and 21 new foreign associates elected to the NAS.