Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2020 ~9 min

Engineers design bionic “heart” for testing prosthetic valves, other cardiac devices

Device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 29, 2020 ~10 min

Technique reveals whether models of patient risk are accurate

Computer scientists’ new method could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky treatments.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~6 min

How well can computers connect symptoms to diseases?

Models that map these relationships based on patient data require fine-tuning for certain conditions, study shows.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Monthly birth control pill could replace daily doses

Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

Researchers develop a method to isolate and sequence the RNA of T cells that react to a specific target.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~8 min

Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures

New adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2019 ~7 min

Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

Clumps of amyloid protein emerge early in deep regions, such as the mammillary body, and march outward in the brain along specific circuits.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute • mit
Oct. 8, 2019 ~6 min