How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Study: Vaccines find more success in development than any other kind of drug, but have been relatively neglected in recent decades.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

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MIT’s Love Lab developing a Covid-19 vaccine to potentially reach billions

Manufacturability is key to producing a widely available, affordable vaccine.

Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering • mit
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 manufacturing pandemic health-care vaccines research school-of-engineering biological-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering

Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

Nuclear scientists and biomedical researchers team up to investigate whether treatment with gamma radiation could make N95 masks more reusable.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
April 10, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 pandemic health-care research medical-devices school-of-engineering harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology collaboration materials-science-and-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes nuclear-science-and-engineering

“Inactive” pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

With help from artificial intelligence, researchers identify hidden power of vitamin A and ordinary chewing gum glaze.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
March 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence health-care pharmaceuticals disease research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering algorithms quest-for-intelligence koch-institute mit-ibm-watson-ai-lab

Moving beyond “defensive medicine”

Study shows removing liability concerns slightly increases C-section procedures during childbirth.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: medicine economics health-care research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-science

How to tackle depression in Japan?

CCI and Takeda collaborate on a theoretical approach leveraging networks of people and machines in support of individuals experiencing depression.

Annalyn Bachmann | Center for Collective Intelligence • mit
Feb. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: mental-health depression industry health-care disease research apps technology-and-society collaboration systems-engineering center-for-collective-intelligence

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