Medical research

A breath of fresh air keeps drug-producing cells alive longer

In 2021, a Northwestern University-led research team began working to develop an implantable "living pharmacy" to control the human body's sleep/wake cycles. Now, the researchers have completed a major step toward achieving ...


Engineered probiotic developed to treat multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system, have designed a probiotic to suppress autoimmunity in the brain, which occurs when the immune system attacks ...

Oncology & Cancer

Uncovering why some cells become resistant to anti-cancer therapies

A research team led by Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania scientists has created a new synthetic biology approach, a "QR code for cancer cells," to follow tumor cells over time, finding there are meaningful ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers expanding the types of cancer CAR-T therapy can target

Teaching the body's immune cells to recognize and fight cancer is one of the holy grails in medicine. Over the past two decades, researchers have developed new immunotherapy drugs that stimulate a patient's immune cells to ...

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Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is a new area of biological research that combines science and engineering in order to design and build ("synthesize") novel biological functions and systems.

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