Surgical removal of a tissue sample is now the standard for diagnosing cancer. Such procedures, known as biopsies, are accurate but offer only a snapshot of the tumor at a single moment in time.
Advanced spectroscopy techniques used in blood disorder research
Monday, December 21, 2009 - 7:00pm
Prof. Subra Suresh and other MIT researchers are studying the healthy vibrations of blood cells using advanced spectroscopy techniques.
New developments in wireless drug-delivery systems
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:00pm
Professor Michael Cima and his collaborators have reported successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip and announced that a clinical trial of the programmable, implantable device shows promise in treating osteoporosis.
Pharmaceutical manufacturing innovations
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 8:00pm
A new system developed by Professor Klavs Jensen and his collaborators could help transform the pharmaceutical industry. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
Prof. Irvine and colleagues are working on an AIDS vaccine
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 8:00pm
Prof. Darrell Irvine and colleagues Darrell Irvine have received funding to break down silos of scientific disciplines to create an AIDS vaccine.
New understanding of malaria protein
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 8:00pm
Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells; MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells’ ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells.
How do wounds heal? Materials scientists are figuring it out.
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
Professor Alexander-Katz and his colleagues are working on understanding how blood clots after an injury, an understanding that may have future applications in medicine.
A polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer a better alternative to traditional vaccines; Professor Darrell Irvine and his collaborators are working on just such a technology.
MIT team examines effect of exercise on arthritis
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00pm
MIT engineers find that in the earliest stages of arthritis, high-impact exercise may worsen cartilage damage. See the MIT News Office for the full story.