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.
Probing the Malarial Shape Shifters
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Last November, GlaxoSmithKline reported a disappointing 30 percent effectiveness in a trial for its RTS,S anti-malarial vaccine.
Using nanotechnology to study malaria
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Dr Ming Dao, Research Scientist, integrates nano-mechanics and bioengineering to study the parasites that cause malaria. See the MIT Industrial Liaison site for an article about his research.
Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 8:00pm
Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases. See the News Office for the full story.
Gold nanoparticles in medical use
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Scientists explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs. See the MIT News Office for the full story.
Pharmacy on a chip
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
CNN spotlighted MicroCHIPS, a company working on implantable devices that deliver medications as controlled by a doctor.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Professor Darrell Irvine has published research on new vaccines that catch a ride to immune cell depots in order to help fight cancer and HIV.
New discoveries in how immune system fights malaria
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Study reveals immune cells that are critical to combating the parasite in early stages of infection.