Science Translational Medicine

Major step for implantable drug-delivery device

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical giant to commercialize ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Engineering
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Advancing medicine, layer by layer

Personalized cancer treatments and better bone implants could grow from techniques demonstrated by graduate students Stephen W. Morton and Nisarg J. Shah, who are both working in chemical engineering professor Paula Hammond's ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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The science of collaboration

It's a long, expensive, risky road to turn a scientific breakthrough into a treatment that can help patients. Fewer organizations are trying to tackle the challenges alone, says a new paper from MIT researchers published ...

dateAug 28, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Improved nanoparticles deliver drugs into brain

The brain is a notoriously difficult organ to treat, but Johns Hopkins researchers report they are one step closer to having a drug-delivery system flexible enough to overcome some key challenges posed by brain cancer and ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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