By combining chemotherapy, tumor injury, and immunotherapy, researchers show that the immune system can be re-engaged to destroy tumors in mice. Read more.


A new study shows a link between patient survival and changes in tumor cell mass after glioblastoma treatment. Read more.


MIT engineers devised a way to count elusive circulating tumor cells in mice, allowing them to study the dynamics of metastasis. Read more.


The researchers hope scientists and regulators will consider a broader class of compounds in evaluating cancer risk due to PAH exposure. Read more.


ACS Publication: A Microbial Electrochemical Technology to Detect and Degrade Organophosphate Pesticides. Article can be read here.


Studying these organoids could help researchers develop and test new treatments for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer. Read more.


Study shows a need to identify domestic and international pollution sources in policy design. Read more.


Blocking a key enzyme could kill parasites that have evolved resistance to existing drugs. Read more.


Pioneering scientist isolated, characterized, and established the mechanisms of many environmental toxins relevant to public health. Read more.


Using an untapped resource, the Malden River Project is boosting social resilience along with climate mitigation in the gateway city of Malden, Massachusetts. Read more.


Researchers have developed an innovative method to detect and quantify the more transmissible B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of concern via wastewater epidemiology.  Read More.


Diagnostic nanoparticles could be used to monitor tumor recurrence after treatment or to perform routine cancer screenings.  Read more.


Researchers could rapidly obtain high-resolution images of blood vessels and neurons within the brain. Read more.


Study demonstrates the power of low-cost air quality sensors during volcanic eruption. Read more.


Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS) methodology to analyze whole-genome sequencing data of SARS-CoV-2 mutations and COVID-19 mortality data can identify highly pathogenic variants of the virus that should be flagged for containment, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MIT researchers. Read more.


Professor Laurie Boyer studies cardiac development, and how we might be able to mend broken hearts. Read more.


A technique for labeling and retrieving DNA data files from a large pool could help make DNA data storage feasible. Read more.

  • A systems approach to zero pollution: Integrating atmospheric modelling and epidemiological modelling to assess societal effects of mixtures’ - Noelle Selin (MIT) and Jessica Laine (School of Public Health)
  • ‘Magneto-optic materials for low power computing’ - Timothy Swager (MIT) and Matthew Fuchter (Department of Chemistry)


DNA repair enzyme controls switch from cancer to tissue damage. Read more.

Citation: Kay JE, Corrigan JJ, Armijo AL, Nazari IS, Kohale IN, Torous DK, Avlasevich SL, Croy RG, Wadduwage DN, Carrasco SE, Dertinger SD, White FM, Essigmann JM, Samson LD, Engelward BP. 2021. Excision of mutagenic replication-blocking lesions suppresses cancer but promotes cytotoxicity and lethality in nitrosamine-exposed mice. Cell Rep; 34(11):108864. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2021.108864.


In this month’s Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)  issue, they highlighted the MIT CEHS and MIT SRP project that built community research capacity and tested drinking water quality in remote areas of Maine. Read about the Sipayik and MIT partnership.


International study reveals gut bacteria from people in industrialized societies swap genes at much higher rates. Read more.


An MIT team has created polymers that replicate the structure of mucins, the molecules that give mucus its unique antimicrobial properties. Read more.


Using an ordinary light microscope, researchers can now obtain images with unprecedented accuracy. Read more.


Varying levels of a DNA repair enzyme can lead to very different outcomes after exposure to NDMA. Read more.


“Organs-on-a-chip” system sheds light on how bacteria in the human digestive tract may influence neurological diseases. Read More


Biological sensors developed by MIT spinout Glympse Bio could help clinicians make decisions for individual patients. Read more.


Proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent, a new study finds. Read More


A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases. Read More