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

Machine learning shows no difference in angina symptoms between men and women

Finding could help overturn the prevailing notion that men and women experience angina differently.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab | Nov. 6, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: media-lab machine-learning research health health-care medicine women algorithms school-of-architecture-and-planning

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 | Oct. 30, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research mechanical-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering bioinspiration national-science-foundation-nsf medicine health-sciences-and-technology

Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: biological-engineering biology cancer drug-delivery disease mechanical-engineering research school-of-engineering medicine health-sciences-and-technology

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

Artificial gut aims to expose the elusive microbiome

Testing platform will allow the research community to explore the human microbiome in new ways.

Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: lincoln-laboratory biological-engineering microbiome research medicine health biology

Engineered viruses could fight drug resistance

By tweaking bacteriophage genomes, MIT team creates a new weapon to combat infection.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research antibiotics biological-engineering microbes school-of-engineering bacteria medicine national-institutes-of-health-nih

Using algorithms to build a map of the placenta

New technique stretches out MRI scans of placentas so they can be more accurately analyzed, and shows the potential of MRI for pregnancy monitoring.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL | Oct. 2, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs research algorithms computer-science-and-technology medicine health-care imaging school-of-engineering women

A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis

An interactive program using mobile phones helps more patients conclude treatment successfully.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management health africa innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie medicine health-sciences-and-technology disease research

Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices

Discovery could enable longer-lasting and better-functioning devices — including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices.

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering implantable-medical-devices immunology research institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes robotics soft-robotics robots medicine

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