Researchers at MIT and Brigham Women’s Hospital have developed a new type of nanoparticle that can be orally ingested and absorbed via the digestive tract, thus making the drugs more useful as they do not have to be delivered through injections.
Two separate research projects currently underway at MIT demonstrate how new thinking has been able to apply relatively simple technologies, such as voice recording and web cams, to allow for potentially revolutionary breakthroughs in patient monitoring and diagnosis. Parkinson’s Voice Initiative The first project is the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative, launched by applied mathematician Max Little […]
The Boston Globe is reporting today that the Rock Health, the San Francisco based health startup accelerator, will be opening up a Boston branch this Summer. The program is already accepting applications. Reportedly several Boston based entrepreneurs are already signed up as mentors, including Jason Jacobs of RunKeeper, Ben Rubin of Zeo, Erika Pabo of […]
By: Pascal Pfiffner [Pascal Pfiffner, MD, PhD is an post-doctoral informatics fellow at Boston Childrens Intelligent Health Lab and the lead programmer of MedCalc, a medical calculator for iOS. He recently attended a fascinating meeting of the MIT Enterprise Forum on NFC Healthcare Technologies in Cambridge and submitted this report.] Whenever a new technology emerges, […]
Researchers at MIT have achieved a major breakthrough in Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology which will allow for the fabrication of three dimensional microchips using existing fabrication techniques. The silicon device contains microscopic elements about the width of a red blood cell which can be engineered to reach heights of hundreds of microns above the chip’s […]