Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Letting an algorithm decide which maintenance holes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~5 min
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Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.
Oct. 28, 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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A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Sequential immunization might be safer and more effective than the existing tetravalent vaccine.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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Differently shaped RNA molecules allow HIV to express different genes from the same RNA sequence.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
May 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT professor and intensivist/trauma surgeon explains the new challenges that Covid-19 brings to treating patients in acute respiratory distress.
April 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Report offers guidelines to help prevent viruses from tainting biopharmaceutical drugs.
April 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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