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

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering faculty broad-institute school-of-engineering profile imaging microfluidics genetics drug-development


Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent | Aug. 8, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemistry chemical-engineering school-of-science school-of-engineering drug-development artificial-intelligence pharmaceuticals defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa


Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.

Nicole Davis | July 31, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: whitehead-institute picower-institute school-of-science behavior biology brain-and-cognitive-sciences crispr development disease genetics mental-health national-institutes-of-health-nih pharmaceuticals research proteins drug-development

Drug makes tumors more susceptible to chemo

Compound that knocks out a DNA repair pathway enhances cisplatin treatment and helps prevent drug-resistance.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | June 6, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research biology cancer dna drug-development drug-resistance koch-institute school-of-science medicine health-sciences-and-technology



The fluid that feeds tumor cells

The substance that bathes tumors in the body is quite different from the medium used to grow cancer cells in the lab, biologists report.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | April 16, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research biology cancer koch-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih drug-development

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