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Aug 14, 2015
Spinout’s microfluidics device better models how cancer and other cells interact in the body.
Aug 14, 2015
Krystyn Van Vliet, a professor of material science and engineering as well as biological engineering, is MIT's faculty lead for the project known as the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0.
Aug 7, 2015
Researchers discover how the immune system can create cancerous DNA mutations when fighting off infection.
Jul 21, 2015
In a new paper published this week in Nature Communications, researchers from MIT and the Federal University of Goiás in Brazil demonstrate a novel method for using nanoparticles and ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly isolate and extract a variety of...
Jul 13, 2015
MIT researchers have developed a toolkit that can be used to “program” a common bacterium in the body, not unlike you would program a computer—making it useful in detecting and treating certain medical conditions.
Jul 9, 2015
The “friendly” bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune disorders.
Jul 9, 2015
Researchers are still studying exactly how the microbiome — the billions of bacteria and other tiny critters that inhabit our bodies — impacts human health. 
Jul 8, 2015
The J-WAFS program supports the efforts of MIT faculty, labs, and centers to work toward solutions for water and food security that are energy-efficient and environmentally benign.
Jun 25, 2015
The researchers used synthetic biology techniques to develop a platform of particles called phagemids. These particles infect bacteria with small DNA molecules known as plasmids, which are able to replicate independently inside a host cell.
Jun 15, 2015
Hydrogen peroxide produced by some bacteria causes DNA double-strand breaks, cell suicide.