From a new research center that will investigate the microbiome, to a partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, to discovering alternatives to antibiotics in mucus, to designing the tiniest technologies medicine has ever known, MIT is helping define the future of human health.
What if we could cure liver cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer’s? What if we could invent medical technologies that improve care while reducing the cost of healthcare? The search for answers to these challenges fills our students and researchers with ambition and hope.
Solutions to these problems will not come easily. They depend on interactions among large, diverse communities of highly talented and motivated people. This is the MIT community. In conjunction with our partners and friends, we aim to engineer the future of healthcare.
Ian A. Waitz
Dean of Engineering
Using gene editing to disable any target gene
Engineering systems to aid Veterans with PTSD
Estimating the risk of blast-induced traumatic brain injury
Using nanoparticles to capture the virus
Printing everything from a "lab on a chip" to a house
Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity
Michelangelo didn’t attend a semester of lectures
Navigating a cell's surface autonomously