New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

September 18, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country, it would be the [..]

New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

July 31, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20 percent of those, gastroenterologists end up removing precancerous growths from the colon. Eliminating these early-stage [..]

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

June 27, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning By: Rob Matheson | MIT News Office A team of MIT researchers is making it easier for novices to get their feet wet with artificial intelligence, while also helping experts advance the field. In a paper presented at the Programming Language Design and [..]

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

May 17, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency By: MIT News Office Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it would be better if the [..]

How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research 

May 17, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

How We Make Complex Decisions | MIT Research  Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces. By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office When making a complex decision, we often break the problem down into a series of smaller decisions. For example, when deciding how [..]

Microrobots Army can Wipe Out Dental Plaque

April 29, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Microrobots Army can Wipe Out Dental Plaque By: Katherine Unger Baillie | University of Pennsylvania A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. What if, instead, a dentist could deploy a small army of tiny robots to precisely and [..]

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

April 29, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as possible, but because [..]

Nanoparticles Take a Fantastic, Magnetic Voyage

April 29, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Nanoparticles Take a Fantastic, Magnetic Voyage By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office MIT engineers have designed tiny robots that can help drug-delivery nanoparticles push their way out of the bloodstream and into a tumor or another disease site. Like crafts in “Fantastic Voyage” — a 1960s science fiction film in [..]

Robots Track Moving Objects With Unprecedented Precision

February 21, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Robots Track Moving Objects With Unprecedented Precision By: Rob Matheson | MIT News Office  A novel system developed at MIT uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working on packaging and [..]

Scientists Discover New Quantum Spin Liquid

January 23, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Scientists Discover New Quantum Spin Liquid By: University of Liverpool| NEWS An international research team led by the University of Liverpool and McMaster University has made a significant breakthrough in the search for new states of matter. In a study published in the journal Nature Physics, researchers show that the perovskite-related metal oxide, TbInO3, [..]

AI, the Law, and Our Future

January 23, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

AI, the Law, and Our Future By: Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Scientists and policymakers converged at MIT on Tuesday to discuss one of the hardest problems in artificial intelligence: How to govern it. The first MIT AI Policy Congress featured seven panel discussions sprawling across a variety of [..]

MIT Researchers Identifies Electricity-Producing Bacteria

January 15, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

MIT Researchers Identifies Electricity-Producing Bacteria By: Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn’t involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, [..]

Collision 2019, Toronto | 1 Ticket For Many Conferences

January 11, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Collision 2019, Toronto 1 Ticket = Access to many conferences Conferences at Collision Collision is not a singular conference, but one that is home to many independent conferences. Each features its own stage, schedule, exhibition area, workshops, evening networking events and more. Thousands of digital marketers will fly from more [..]

Future Technology for Contactless Procedures

January 11, 2019 Vijay Soni 0

Future Technology for Contactless Procedures By: University of Bristol News Surgeons won’t be shrunk and sent into the body like in the 1960s Sci-Fi, Fantastic Voyage, but could program a specialized array of mini-speakers to create an intricate sound field that ‘traps’ and manipulates selected objects in ‘acoustic tweezers’ for [..]

New Drug Combination Could be More Effective Against Melanoma

December 5, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

New Drug Combination Could be More Effective Against Melanoma By: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the [..]

FDA Approved Firdapse® :First  Treatment of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS)

December 5, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

FDA Approved Firdapse® :First  Treatment of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) By: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NEWS Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Catalyst) (Nasdaq: CPRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for people with rare debilitating, chronic neuromuscular and neurological diseases, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Firdapse® [..]

Novartis announces landmark EU approval for one-time gene therapy Luxturna® to restore vision in people with rare inherited retinal disease

November 23, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Novartis announces landmark EU approval for one-time gene therapy Luxturna® to restore vision in people with rare inherited retinal disease By: Novartis News Novartis announced today that the European Commission (EC) approved Luxturna, a one-time gene therapy for the treatment of patients with vision loss due to a genetic mutation in both [..]

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Genentech’s Venclexta® for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

November 22, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Genentech’s Venclexta® for Acute Myeloid Leukemia By: Genentech News Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Venclexta® (venetoclax), in combination with a hypomethylating agent (azacitidine or decitabine), or [..]

Study Opens Route to Ultra-Low-Power Microchips

November 18, 2018 Vijay Soni 0

Study Opens Route to Ultra-Low-Power Microchips By: David L. Chandler | MIT News Office A new approach to controlling magnetism in a microchip could open the doors to memory, computing, and sensing devices that consume drastically less power than existing versions. The approach could also overcome some of the inherent [..]