A step toward a universal flu vaccine

With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Syringe technology could enable injection of concentrated biologic drugs

Researchers have designed a simple, low-cost device for subcutaneous injection of viscous formulations.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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SMART research enhances dengue vaccination in mice

Sequential immunization might be safer and more effective than the existing tetravalent vaccine.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Aug. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Engineers use “DNA origami” to identify vaccine design rules

In lab tests, virus-like DNA structures coated with viral proteins provoke a strong immune response in human B cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

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How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Study: Vaccines find more success in development than any other kind of drug, but have been relatively neglected in recent decades.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

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MIT’s Love Lab developing a Covid-19 vaccine to potentially reach billions

Manufacturability is key to producing a widely available, affordable vaccine.

Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering • mit
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Storing medical information below the skin’s surface

Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful

Vaccines packaged in novel nanoparticles could offer a new way to fight cancer and infectious diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 30, 2019 ~5 min

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