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 | Dec. 20, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart antibiotics medicine polymers research microbes

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

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

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

Tags: research antibiotics biological-engineering microbes school-of-engineering bacteria medicine national-institutes-of-health-nih

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 | Dec. 7, 2018 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research microbes biological-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering medicine bacteria genetics antibiotics drug-development

Chemical synthesis could produce more potent antibiotics

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

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

Tags: research antibiotics chemistry school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih medicine bacteria drug-development

Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

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

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

Tags: research chemical-engineering microbes antibiotics koch-institute school-of-engineering

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 | April 16, 2018
~6 mins |

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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 | Nov. 2, 2016
~6 mins |

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A new eye on the middle ear | MIT News

Shortwave infrared instrument from MIT could see deeper, help improve diagnosis of ear infections.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2016
~6 mins |

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Teamwork enables bacterial survival | MIT News

Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | May 16, 2016
~5 mins |

Tags:  research  bacteria  antibiotics  physics  school-of-science  biology  microbes

James Collins appointed 2016 Allen Distinguished Investigator | MIT News

Award will support the engineering of safe, frequently consumed bacteria to detect and kill dangerous bacteria such as those causing drug-resistant infections.

Karen Shaner | Institute for Medical Engineering and Science | April 13, 2016
~2 mins |

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