SMART researchers uncover new anti-phage defense mechanisms

Discovery explains why some bacteria have been able to defend against phage therapy, opens new ways to overcome existing challenges.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

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SMART announces new method for processing fluid droplets

Microfluidics enables researchers to create unique environment for developing medicine, paving the way for more potent, high-quality drugs.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

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The new front against antibiotic resistance

Deborah Hung shares research strategies to combat tuberculosis as part of the Department of Biology's IAP seminar series on microbes in health and disease.

Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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SMART and NTU researchers design polymer that can kill drug-resistant bacteria

Polymer may pave the way for drugs to which bacteria are significantly less resistant, a breakthrough that could save hundreds of thousands of lives per year.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Dec. 20, 2019 ~5 min

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Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

By tweaking bacteriophage genomes, MIT team creates a new weapon to combat infection.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 3, 2019 ~6 min

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MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

Altered peptides from a South American wasp’s venom can kill bacteria but are nontoxic to human cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2018 ~5 min

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Chemical synthesis could produce more potent antibiotics

Simple method for linking molecules could help overcome drug resistant infections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 5, 2018 ~6 min

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Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

Delivered together, the two join forces to eradicate drug-resistant bacteria.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 17, 2018 ~6 min

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Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria | MIT News

With aid of computer algorithm, researchers develop peptides more powerful than those found in nature.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 16, 2018 ~6 min

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Engineers design a new weapon against bacteria | MIT News

Antimicrobial peptides can kill strains resistant to existing antibiotics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 2, 2016 ~6 min

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