“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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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“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

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Virtual drug trials boost results | MIT News

Bringing drug trials to the virtual realm, Belinda Tan ’96 has found a way to cut entire process in half.

Julie Barr | MIT Alumni Association • mit
May 1, 2018 ~5 min

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Inaugural class of MIT-GSK Gertrude B. Elion Research Fellows selected | MIT News

New fellowship program honoring trailblazing Nobel laureate awards four MIT postdocs focused on drug discovery and development.

Erin Edwards | Institute for Medical Engineering and Science • mit
April 17, 2018 ~3 min

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