A new way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics

SMART researchers find exposing bacteria to hydrogen sulfide can increase antimicrobial sensitivity in bacteria that do not produce H2S.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health medicine public-health bacteria health-care antibiotics pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering biological-engineering bioengineering-and-biotechnology singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more

The novel approach, developed by MIT chemical engineers, could help create more efficient consumer products, including drugs, cosmetics, and food.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering drug-delivery

“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 • mit
March 17, 2020 ~8 min

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

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules.

Becky Ham | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 8, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry artificial-intelligence pharmaceuticals research drug-development school-of-engineering school-of-science chemical-engineering defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.

Nicole Davis • mit
July 31, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: genetics crispr mental-health development biology pharmaceuticals disease research drug-development behavior proteins school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih whitehead-institute picower-institute

“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin

Novel materials made with FDA-approved components could deliver large payloads of active ingredients.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: chemistry medicine pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering chemical-engineering drug-delivery

“Inactive” ingredients may not be, study finds

Most pills contain compounds with potential to cause allergic reactions or discomfort in some patients.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 13, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: health medicine immunology health-care pharmaceuticals disease research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute

Plug-and-play technology automates chemical synthesis | MIT News

System makes it easier to produce new molecules for myriad applications.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 20, 2018 ~5 min

Tags:  chemistry  pharmaceuticals  research  drug-development  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  chemical-engineering  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

Applying machine learning to challenges in the pharmaceutical industry | MIT News

MIT researchers and industry form new consortium to aid the drug discovery process.

Stefanie Koperniak | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
May 17, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  machine-learning  chemistry  medicine  drug-discovery  industry  health-care  data  pharmaceuticals  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  algorithms  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  collaboration  idss  chemical-engineering

“Living drug factories” may one day replace injections | MIT News

Startup develops implantable, encased cells that live in the body and secrete insulin and other therapeutics.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  medicine  diabetes  startups  pharmaceuticals  research  medical-devices  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  koch-institute  health-sciences-and-technology  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  chemical-engineering

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