MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~6 min
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Study: Healthier women are more likely to follow age-based guidelines, leaving room for better-targeted testing.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help to prevent liver failure in many patients.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Neuroscientists find that isolation provokes brain activity similar to that seen during hunger cravings.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT researchers identify a molecule that could target advanced prostate cancer as well as a variety of other cancers.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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