Study IDs key protein for cell death
May 14, 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.
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Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
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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.
New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
August 16, 2012Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly.
Study identifies enzymes needed to mend tissue damage after inflammation
June 14, 2012Findings may help predict colon cancer risk for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 4, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
Targeted nanoparticles show success in clinical trials
April 4, 2012Tiny particles designed to home in on cancer cells achieve tumor shrinkage at lower doses than traditional chemotherapy.
Koch Institute, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center announce launch of 'Bridge Project' to attack most-lethal forms of cancer
March 6, 2012Institutions, research teams, non-profit organizations join forces in novel approaches targeting pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma.
Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres
February 27, 2012New RNA interference method holds promise for treating cancer, other diseases.