Category Archives: Science & Technology

New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon

Energy storage device could produce more power than current versions of this technology By David L. Chandler, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Energy storage devices called supercapacitors have become a hot area of research, in part because they can be charged rapidly and deliver

A new strategy for choosing cancer drugs

Device can predict tumor responses by measuring cell growth after drug exposure Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Choosing the best treatment for a cancer patient is often an inexact science. Drugs that work well for some patients may not help others, and

To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT. Antimicrobial

High-capacity nanoparticle

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office Particles that carry three or more drugs hold potential for targeted cancer therapy Human colorectal cancer cells. Image: NCI Center for Cancer Research CAMBRIDGE, MA — Nanoparticles offer a promising way to deliver cancer drugs in a targeted fashion, helping

Study reveals new physics of how fluids flow in porous media

David L Chandler, MIT News Office Lab experiments carried out by an MIT and Oxford University team provide detailed information about how a liquid moves through spaces in a porous material, revealing the key role of a characteristic called wettability. Courtesy of the researchers Key