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2018

2.1.2018

New cancer research initiative eyes individualized treatment for patients. Details matter — perhaps most noticeably in the fight against cancer... Read more 

Some patients respond to a given anticancer therapy, and some do not. A new initiative at MIT takes aim at those details, and the name of the game is precision... Read more

1.24.2018

The unusual characteristics of these abundant, bacteria-killing viruses could lead to evolutionary insights. A type of virus that dominates water samples taken from the world’s oceans has long escaped analysis because it has characteristics that standard tests can’t detect. However, researchers at MIT and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have now managed to isolate and study representatives of these elusive viruses, which provide a key missing link in virus evolution and play an important role in regulating bacterial populations, as a new study reports... Read more

1.19.2018

A team from MIT found that microbial communities are able to form despite rapidly varying conditions... Read more

1.18.2018

“Mucus really is the unsung hero that has been taming problematic pathogens for millions of years...”... Read more

1.3.2018

Technique may predict which therapies a patient is most sensitive or resistant to... 

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1.3.2018

Research shows the Clean Air Act was likely responsible for a dramatic decline in atmospheric organic aerosol... 

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