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.
New approach to global health challenges
September 26, 2013MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science brings many tools to the quest for new disease treatments and diagnostic devices.
A computer scientist's approach to medicine
September 18, 2013Stephanie Seneff is using the novel natural language processing techniques she developed to better understand how drugs and environmental toxins impact human health.
Study shows projected climate change in West Africa not likely to worsen malaria situation
September 15, 2013MIT study combines new model of malaria transmission with global forecasts for temperature and rainfall.
New way to target an old foe: malaria
July 17, 2013Engineered liver tissue developed at MIT could help scientists test new drugs and vaccines.
A step closer to artificial livers
June 2, 2013Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside the body.
Evaluating a new way to open clogged arteries
May 20, 2013Computational model offers insight into mechanisms of drug-coated balloons.
Sorting out the structure of a Parkinson’s protein
March 31, 2013Computer modeling may resolve conflicting results and offer hints for new drug-design strategies.
MicroRNA detection on the cheap
March 28, 2013MIT alumni’s startup provides rapid, cost-effective microRNA profiling, which is beneficial for diagnosing diseases.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.