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A new strategy for choosing cancer drugs

Device can predict tumor responses by measuring cell growth after drug exposure Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Choosing the best treatment for a cancer patient is often an inexact science. Drugs that work well for some patients may not help others, and

Researchers use temperature to control droplet movement

David L. Chandler, MIT News Office Method for moving fluids on a surface may find uses in condensers, microfluidics, and de-icing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way.

Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments. CAMBRIDGE, MA — MIT researchers have designed

ISRO successfully test fires scramjet engine

EP Staff New Delhi: The first experimental mission of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)’s scramjet engine towards the realisation of an air breathing propulsion system was successfully conducted today (August 28, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. “After a smooth countdown of 12