Category Archives: Science & Technology

To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines. Image: Christine Daniloff/MIT. Antimicrobial

High-capacity nanoparticle

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office Particles that carry three or more drugs hold potential for targeted cancer therapy Human colorectal cancer cells. Image: NCI Center for Cancer Research CAMBRIDGE, MA — Nanoparticles offer a promising way to deliver cancer drugs in a targeted fashion, helping

Study reveals new physics of how fluids flow in porous media

David L Chandler, MIT News Office Lab experiments carried out by an MIT and Oxford University team provide detailed information about how a liquid moves through spaces in a porous material, revealing the key role of a characteristic called wettability. Courtesy of the researchers Key