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Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle

Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle

New method produces particles that can glow with color-coded light and be manipulated with magnets. A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and several […]

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Fine-tuning emissions from quantum dots

Fine-tuning emissions from quantum dots

New MIT analysis should enable development of improved color displays and biomedical monitoring systems. Tiny particles of matter called quantum dots, which emit light with exceptionally pure and bright colors, have found a prominent role as biological markers. In addition, they are realizing their potential in computer and television screens, and have promise in solid-state […]

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Two from MIT honored at World Technology Awards

Two from MIT honored at World Technology Awards

PhD candidate Maher Damak and Professor Moungi Bawendi recognized for advances in engineering and chemistry. Leonardo DiCaprio began 2016 by capturing his long-awaited Academy Award for Best Actor, but his year ended in defeat, thanks to MIT graduate student Maher Damak. Damak, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a fellow in […]

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A new contrast agent for MRI

A new contrast agent for MRI

New iron oxide nanoparticles could help avoid a rare side effect caused by current contrast agents. A new, specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle developed by a team at MIT and elsewhere could provide an alternative to conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. In rare cases, the currently used gadolinium agents […]

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A new eye on the middle ear

A new eye on the middle ear

Shortwave infrared instrument from MIT could see deeper, help improve diagnosis of ear infections. A new device developed by researchers at MIT and a physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center could greatly improve doctors’ ability to accurately diagnose ear infections. That could drastically reduce the estimated 2 million cases per year in the United States […]

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MOS Seminar Schedule for Spring 2017

MOS Seminar Schedule for Spring 2017 Click here to view MOS Seminar Schedule for Spring 2017

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Pushing the Frontiers with New Light Sources for Biomedical Applications

Lester Wolfe Workshop in Laser Biomedicine Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 3:30-6:00pm [PDF]

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MOS Seminar Schedule for Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 schedule for the Seminar on MODERN OPTICS AND SPECTROSCOPY is now available. Click here to view the Fall 2016 Schedule

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Discovery Could Help Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

Research Team Establishes Biomarkers for the Inherited Blood Disorder [PDF]

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