A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require
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Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.
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Removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.
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Research projects will harness the power of artificial intelligence to positively impact human health.
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MIT researchers pinpoint mechanism and demonstrate that drugs could help.
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Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new platform that precisely quantifies antigens presented on cell surfaces may help researchers and clinicians improve the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies.
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Engineers design nanoparticles that stimulate the immune system, helping it to attack tumors.
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Automated tabletop machine could accelerate the development of novel drugs to treat cancer and other diseases.
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Since the state's first coronavirus case surfaced, trained case investigators have traced the contacts of every person who tested positive. Here's what else South Carolina got right.
May 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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