The Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) at MIT held its annual poster session on May 4 in the Walker Memorial Building. The session highlighted the work of the environmental health research communities of MIT and some peer institutions.
As MIT works to advance solutions for global challenges in the realms of innovation, education, planetary environment, and human health, MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) has tapped key scholars and researchers to provide insight into meeting these challenges from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. As part
In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button b
The MIT Puppy Lab is a bit warmer and fuzzier than most labs on campus, but it is no less innovative. As a dog owner and graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Stephanie Ku ’14 feels that time spent in friendly canine company can lead to spontaneous smiles, stress-relieving laughter, and, for many peop
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT (KSJ), a global fellowship program for journalists covering science, technology, health, and the environment, has announced that 10 journalists, representing five countries, have been selected to join the program’s 34th class of fellows. The KSJ Class of 2016-17 includes journalists with award-win
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans , the premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants, has announced their 2016 recipients. The 30 awardees include three Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) students and two additional MIT alumni, selected for their potential to make signifi
As MIT works to advance solutions for global challenges in the realms of innovation, education, planetary environment, and human health, MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) has tapped key scholars and researchers to provide insight into meeting these challenges from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Profess
James Collins , the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science at the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, professor of biological engineering at MIT, institute member of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, and core founding faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has bee
Yup! The game already in place by big pharma, government, health department, and FDA. I should add human stupidity in there too. Open your eyes, over 25% of US citizen are diabetics because they are overweight, eat too much junk food, etc. And now, it's an opportunity for big pharma to increase the price of insulin. Heck, what do they care, if peop
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the United States in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA's commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring, and how vaccines which are already safe and effective can be made even better.