“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
March 30, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering koch-institute school-of-engineering medicine diabetes health-sciences-and-technology

An experimental peptide could block Covid-19

MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 27, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research covid-19 disease medicine chemistry pandemic school-of-science viruses drug-development

A stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress

Repurposing a drug used for blood clots may help Covid-19 patients in danger of respiratory failure, researchers suggest.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
March 24, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

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

Thank you for your patients

An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute
March 23, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

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

“Inactive” pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

With help from artificial intelligence, researchers identify hidden power of vitamin A and ordinary chewing gum glaze.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence
March 17, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: quest-for-intelligence mechanical-engineering koch-institute mit-ibm-watson-ai-lab research pharmaceuticals disease machine-learning artificial-intelligence algorithms medicine health-care school-of-engineering

SMART announces new method for processing fluid droplets

Microfluidics enables researchers to create unique environment for developing medicine, paving the way for more potent, high-quality drugs.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
March 16, 2020 | mit

~5 mins   

Tags: singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart singapore medicine international-initiatives manufacturing school-of-engineering antibiotics research

Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 12, 2020 | mit

~11 mins   

Tags: research bacteria public-health microbes medicine chemical-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering disease transportation influenza institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes school-of-engineering

Moving beyond “defensive medicine”

Study shows removing liability concerns slightly increases C-section procedures during childbirth.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 11, 2020 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: economics health-care medicine research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-science

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
March 9, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: research chemical-engineering school-of-engineering health-sciences-and-technology diabetes medicine

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