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2024

5.29.2024

SMART researchers find a cellular process called transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) modification influences the malaria parasite’s ability to develop resistance. (Dedon lab)

5.2.2024

In a study of cells from nearly 400 ALS patients, researchers identified genomic regions with chemical modifications linked to disease progression. (Fraenkel lab)

4.24.2024

MIT researchers find circadian variations in liver function play an important role in how drugs are broken down in the body. (Bhatia lab)

3.11.2024

The technology could offer a cheap, fast way to test for PFAS, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems. (Swager lab)

3.6.2024

Professor Ernest Fraenkel has decoded fundamental aspects of Huntington’s disease and glioblastoma, and is now using computation to better understand amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (Fraenkel lab)

2.2.2024

MIT historian of science Robin Wolfe Scheffler takes a close look at the progress of biomedical research in the U.S. (Scheffler lab)

1.31.2024

A new microscopy technique that enables high-resolution imaging could one day help doctors diagnose and treat brain tumors. (Boyden lab)

1.30.2024

Using a DNA-based scaffold carrying viral proteins, researchers created a vaccine that provokes a strong antibody response against SARS-CoV-2. (Bathe lab)

1.22.2024

A compound originally developed to treat cancer could be repurposed to treat polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition that can lead to kidney failure. (Essigmann Lab)

1.5.2024

The diagnostic, which requires only a simple urine test to read the results, could make lung cancer screening more accessible worldwide. (Bhatia lab)

1.4.2024

While useful for killing pathogens like those that cause covid-19 and the flu, sanitizing ultraviolet lights may cause unwanted chemical reactions that create indoor air pollution. (Kroll lab)