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Boosting the antibiotic arsenal

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New strategy could enable existing drugs to kill bacteria that cause chronic infections. MIT researchers have discovered a way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones, which include ciprofloxacin and are often used to treat infections such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The…

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CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome

New delivery system developed by MIT team deletes disease-causing genes and reduces cholesterol. In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice. The team used nanoparticles to carry the CRISPR components, eliminating the need to use viruses…

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Elazer Edelman honored with Cardiovascular Research Foundation career achievement award

The following was adapted from a press release from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Elazer Edelman, the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences at MIT, has been awarded this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award ­for his extraordinary contributions to the field of cardiology. A lifelong researcher…

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