A paper diagnostic for cancer
February 24, 2014Low-cost urine test developed by MIT engineers amplifies signals from growing tumors to detect disease.
Better RNA interference, inspired by nature
February 10, 2014New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases.
MIT Center for Integrative Synthetic Biology receives five-year NIH grant
November 27, 2013Five-year grant will support research on cancer therapy, artificial tissue homeostasis, and infectious diseases.
Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection
September 25, 2013Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases.
Grad student receives grant for melanoma research
June 3, 2013David Benjamin will investigate mechanisms that melanoma cells use to spread to distant sites throughout the body
Study IDs key protein for cell death
May 13, 2013Findings may offer a new way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into an alternative programmed-death pathway.
How to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment
April 4, 2013Measuring enzyme levels in patients may reveal healthy cells’ ability to survive chemotherapy.
Practicing medicine at the nanoscale
March 11, 2013New approaches to drug delivery offer hope for new, more targeted treatments.
Also labeled: Chemistry and chemical engineering, Drug delivery, Engineering Health, Implantable medical devices, Koch Institute, Materials science, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, RNA interference, Layer by layer assembly, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
Also labeled: Biological engineering, Diagnostic devices, Mechanical engineering, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Biomedicine, Engineering Health, Health, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research
Professor Roger Kamm visualizes sneaky tumor cells with 3-D assay
December 26, 2012Kamm is studying the mechanics of metastasis, the process of cancer-cell migration from one location in the body to another and the cause of more than 90 percent of cancer deaths.
Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses
December 24, 2012New spectroscopy technique could help doctors better identify breast tumors.
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.
On the hunt for rare cancer cells
November 12, 2012Jellyfish-inspired device that rapidly and efficiently captures cancer cells from blood samples could enable better patient monitoring.