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 15, 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 13, 2012Findings may help predict colon cancer risk for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 3, 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.
MIT senior Stephanie Lin wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 19, 2011Student in biology, applied international studies will study at Oxford next year.
Living cells say: Can you hear me now?
November 17, 2011Researchers find that cells’ chemical signaling includes a way to tell whether signals are being received or not.