Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Nov. 13, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering food developing-countries poverty koch-institute school-of-engineering

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

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 | Nov. 5, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research drug-delivery nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih

New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

Fluorescent probe could allow scientists to watch circuits within the brain and link their activity to specific behaviors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 9, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research brain-and-cognitive-sciences media-lab biological-engineering mcgovern-institute koch-institute school-of-engineering school-of-science school-of-architecture-and-planning national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf neuroscience

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Coated pill carries microneedles that deliver insulin and other drugs to the lining of the small intestine.

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

Tags: research drug-delivery health medicine chemical-engineering mechanical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih

Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful

Vaccines packaged in novel nanoparticles could offer a new way to fight cancer and infectious diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Sept. 30, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering cancer koch-institute institute-of-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering disease rna vaccines ebola

Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine

Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 22, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research biology disease stem-cells food cancer koch-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih

A single-photon source you can make at home

Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging.

Daniel Darling | Department of Biological Engineering | Aug. 9, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: quantum-computing biological-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology carbon-nanotubes cancer medicine


Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 24, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research koch-institute medicine diagnostics diabetes materials-science-and-engineering dmse school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih health-science-and-technology

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