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Erasing a genetic mutation

01-04-2014

Using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins, MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation. The findings, described in Nature Biotechnology, offer the first evidence that this gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR, can reverse ...

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New way to filter light

System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction

31-03-2014

Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength), polarization, and direction. While it has long been possible to selectively filter light according to its color or polarization, selectivity based on the direction of propagation has remained ...

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Fast synthesis could boost drug development

20-03-2014

Small protein fragments, also called peptides, are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells. Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples, and peptide drugs are expected to become a $25 billion market by ...

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A new wrinkle in the control of waves

Flexible materials could provide new ways to control sound and light

27-01-2014

Flexible, layered materials textured with nanoscale wrinkles could provide a new way of controlling the wavelengths and distribution of waves, whether of sound or light. The new method, developed by researchers at MIT, could eventually find applications from nondestructive testing of materials to ...

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Weighing particles at the attogram scale

15-01-2014

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both synthetic nanoparticles and biological components of cells, could help researchers better understand ...

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Inexpensive 'nano-camera' can operate at the speed of light

Device could be used in medical imaging, collision-avoidance detectors for cars, and interactive gaming

28-11-2013

A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in Hong Kong, could be used in medical imaging and collision-avoidance detectors for cars, and to ...

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Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year

05-11-2013

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous ...

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Molecules pass through nanotubes at size-dependent speeds

13-09-2013

Like a pea going through a straw, tiny molecules can pass through microscopic cylinders known as nanotubes. This could potentially be used to select molecules according to size — for example, to purify water by allowing water molecules to pass through while blocking salt or other substances. Now, ...

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The science of collaboration

The future of biomedical innovation depends in part on a new trend for all players in biomedical innovation to work together for the common goal

30-08-2013

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 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. An essential new way to move ...

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Why gold nanoparticles can penetrate cell walls

Gold nanoparticles with special coatings can deliver drugs or biosensors to a cell's interior without damaging it

26-08-2013

Cells are very good at protecting their precious contents — and as a result, it's very difficult to penetrate their membrane walls to deliver drugs, nutrients or biosensors without damaging or destroying the cell. One effective way of doing so, discovered in 2008, is to use nanoparticles of pure ...

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