Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask

The prototype mask, which includes an N95 filter, can be easily sterilized and worn many times.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 pandemic research medical-devices mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute health-sciences-and-technology

Helping drug-delivering particles squeeze through a syringe

MIT engineers are using computing modeling to prevent microparticles from clogging during injections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering drug-delivery

Engineers use “DNA origami” to identify vaccine design rules

In lab tests, virus-like DNA structures coated with viral proteins provoke a strong immune response in human B cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

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How cancer drugs find their targets

Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research drug-development school-of-science whitehead-institute koch-institute drug-delivery

Counting your antigens

A new platform that precisely quantifies antigens presented on cell surfaces may help researchers and clinicians improve the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
June 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: medicine cancer immunology research school-of-engineering biological-engineering koch-institute

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

Tags: medicine cancer research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs national-institutes-of-health-nih nanoscience-and-nanotechnology koch-institute health-sciences-and-technology

3 Questions: Michael Yaffe on treating Covid-19 patients with acute respiratory distress

MIT professor and intensivist/trauma surgeon explains the new challenges that Covid-19 brings to treating patients in acute respiratory distress.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
April 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medicine covid-19 biology pandemic disease viruses research school-of-engineering school-of-science 3-questions biological-engineering koch-institute

New model of the GI tract could speed drug development

Studies of drug absorption in the small intestine could help researchers identify medicines that can be taken orally.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

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

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

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