SMART researchers develop fast and efficient method to produce red blood cells

New technology cuts cell culture time by half and uses more targeted cell sorting and purification methods.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

SMART research enhances dengue vaccination in mice

Sequential immunization might be safer and more effective than the existing tetravalent vaccine.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Aug. 11, 2020 ~5 min

A new tool for modeling the human gut microbiome

Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

An automated health care system that understands when to step in

Machine learning system from MIT CSAIL can look at chest X-rays to diagnose pneumonia — and also knows when to defer to a radiologist.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Q&A: Peter Fisher discusses JASON report on reopening university laboratories

MIT physicist led government-backed effort to study the challenges and solutions surrounding campus lab work.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

Q&A: Peter Fisher discusses JASON report on reopening university laboratories

MIT physicist led government-backed effort to study the challenges and solutions surrounding campus lab work.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

Rapid antibody development yields possible treatment for yellow fever

The experimental drug has shown promise in early-stage clinical trials conducted in Singapore.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 29, 2020 ~8 min

Research highlights immune molecule’s complex role in Huntington’s disease

Knocking out the immune cytokine IL-6 exacerbates symptoms in HD model mice, affects neural connection genes.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 8, 2020 ~4 min

Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19

The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 research projects aimed at addressing the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
May 19, 2020 ~10 min

SMART researchers receive grant to develop rapid tests for Covid-19

Using engineered binder proteins to detect viral proteins or antibodies rather than RNA, new tests may overcome current challenges in testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

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