New pathway for lung cancer treatment

MIT researchers identify pyrimidine biosynthesis as a target for the treatment of small cell lung cancer.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: koch-institute biology school-of-science research cancer medicine drug-development

Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering biology cancer drug-delivery disease mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering medicine health-sciences-and-technology

Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful

Vaccines packaged in novel nanoparticles could offer a new way to fight cancer and infectious diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Sept. 30, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering cancer koch-institute institute-of-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering disease rna vaccines ebola

Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine

Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research biology disease stem-cells food cancer koch-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih

A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | Aug. 9, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: quantum-computing biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology carbon-nanotubes cancer medicine


New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps

Gel cushion used to elevate polyps during endoscopy could reduce the risk of tearing the colon lining.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research cancer mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering medicine health-science-and-technology national-institutes-of-health-nih

Unmasking mutant cancer cells

A new dosing regimen for an old cancer drug shows new promise as an immunotherapy.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute | July 17, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: koch-institute school-of-engineering school-of-science biological-engineering research biology cancer medicine immunology

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

Super-charging a treatment for leukemia also makes it effective on solid tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research cancer immunology biological-engineering materials-science-and-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering medicine

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo

Two drugs that block cell division synergize to kill tumor cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 10, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research biology biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-science school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih cancer medicine

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