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

Chemists unveil the structure of an influenza B protein

Findings could help researchers design drugs to treat influenza B infections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Feb. 3, 2020 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: research viruses chemistry biology disease medicine health school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih

New type of virus found in the ocean | MIT News

The unusual characteristics of these abundant, bacteria-killing viruses could lead to evolutionary insights.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Jan. 24, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  civil-and-environmental-engineering  biology  biological-engineering  microbes  bacteria  viruses  evolution  ocean-science  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf

Tracking the spread of bird flu | MIT News

Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | March 17, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  biological-engineering  division-of-comparative-medicine  school-of-engineering  influenza  disease  evolution  viruses  genetics

How severe maternal inflammation can lead to autism-like behavior | MIT News

Immune molecules in infected mothers tied to brain and behavior abnormalities in offspring.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Jan. 28, 2016
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  autism  viruses  bacteria  mcgovern-institute  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  school-of-science

Interdisciplinary Design Conversations will feature Lee Gehrke | MIT News

Public Event on Dec. 8 will explore hacks for rapid diagnostic devices.

Deb Payson | MIT International Design Center | Dec. 1, 2015
~2 mins |

Tags:  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  special-events-and-guest-speakers  viruses  medicine  diagnostics  health-care  faculty  design  school-of-engineering

Viruses join fight against harmful bacteria | MIT News

Engineered viruses could combat human disease and improve food safety.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Sept. 23, 2015
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  synthetic-biology  bacteria  viruses  antibiotics  genetics  biological-engineering  electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs  research-laboratory-of-electronics  school-of-engineering

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