Engineering a second skin

So now when you put a bandage or a coating on the skin, you know its there. You can feel it, you can see it, and sometimes it can even be uncomfortable. So the goal was to create something that was totally invisible, breathable, could coat the skin, protect it, perhaps deliver drugs to it,…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts along the bank of the Charles River Basin. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. However, in the past 60 years, MIT’s educational disciplines have expanded…

Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

There are currently no effective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. As lifespans increase and our population ages, Alzheimer’s represents a looming public health problem of immense proportions. One that is also personal. One in three adults in the United States will die from Alzheimer’s, or age-related dementia, touching almost everyone as a patient or a caregiver….

Challenging Times in Higher Education: A Conversation with Lawrence S. Bacow

[MUSIC PLAYING] MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to Voices in Leadership– live streamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The goal of Voices is to highlight the experiences of leaders confronting major public health frontiers. And to better understand effective leadership and how it can…