A boost for cancer immunotherapy

Engineers design nanoparticles that stimulate the immune system, helping it to attack tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

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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

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“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Mathematical model could lead to better treatment for diabetes

A new model can predict which types of glucose-responsive insulin will work in humans and animals.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

New light-sensitive material could eliminate some of the endoscopic procedures needed to remove gastrointestinal devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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