How to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment
April 4, 2013Measuring enzyme levels in patients may reveal healthy cells’ ability to survive chemotherapy.
How the brain loses and regains consciousness
March 4, 2013Study reveals brain patterns produced by a general anesthesia drug; work could help doctors better monitor patients.
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
MIT students create new medical devices
January 30, 2013Precision machine design class links doctors with students to find ways of meeting pressing medical needs for new technology.
A safer way to vaccinate
January 27, 2013Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer a better alternative to traditional vaccines.
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.
Protect yourself against flu
January 10, 2013MIT Medical provides flu shots, information on how to stay healthy.
Researchers reveal strategies for mercury reduction in time for negotiations
January 9, 2013MIT, Harvard professors map future trends, reveal ways to reduce mercury levels on eve of final international meeting for mercury control.
How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
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The health-insurance markets of the (very near) future
January 2, 2013Policymakers must address ‘tension’ between competition and ease of use.
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.
MIT Medical sets out to increase breast cancer awareness
October 31, 2012Interactive event in E25 atrium offers information, education.
Taking the sting out of medical tape
October 29, 2012New adhesive comes off quickly, sparing infants’ delicate skin from damage.
MIT responds to threat of mosquito-borne illnesses
September 28, 2012
Referral system at MIT Medical 'closes loop' in follow-up care
July 10, 2012An idea by an MIT Medical nurse coordinator led to a departmental referral system that improves communication among clinicians, outside specialists, and patients.