Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, but the cancer often returns.
Shape-memory materials used to treat disease
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release, implantable device invented by MIT professor Michael Cima and other researchers.
New technique allows scientists to identify populations of rare stem cells in bone marrow
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
In a new study that should make it easier to develop such stem-cell-based therapies, a team of researchers from MIT and the Singapore-MIT Alliance in Research and Technology (SMART) has identified three physical characteristics of MSCs that can distinguish them from other immature cells found in
New way to model sickle cell behavior
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
Microfluidic device allows researchers to predict behavior of patients’ blood cells. See the MIT News Office for more.