Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Regenerating damaged cardiac muscle

To mend a broken heart—that is, to regenerate a damaged cardiac muscle—it helps to know how hearts are built. "How does one stem cell, which has no specific identity, develop into multiple cell types that organize into ...

Aug 04, 2015
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A cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee

In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard gyroscopes, accelerometers, and hydraulics to enable ...

Jul 30, 2015
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Tiny houses could help mitigate homelessness

In recent years, the "tiny house" movement has picked up speed in the U.S. Most often, the advocates of the small homes promote them as a lifestyle choice for those seeking to save money, reduce possessions, or otherwise ...

Jul 24, 2015
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