Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Pathologists who examined the computationally stained images could not tell them apart from traditionally stained slides.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
May 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: media-lab machine-learning medicine software cancer algorithms school-of-architecture-and-planning research computer-science-and-technology

Making an impact through chemical engineering

Hadley Sikes designs simple-to-use diagnostic devices that could benefit patients around the world.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research faculty diagnostics profile disease cancer covid-19 school-of-engineering chemical-engineering singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart


Thank you for your patients

An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

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

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: research cancer biological-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-development dna health-sciences-and-technology environment

Taking a moonshot at a rare childhood cancer

Team of researchers including MIT Professor Angela Koehler obtains $5.8 million grant to study fusion-positive alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 20, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Nov. 6, 2019 ~6 min

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 • mit
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

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 • mit
Sept. 30, 2019 ~5 min

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 • mit
Aug. 22, 2019 ~6 min

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

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