News Image Slider On Home Page

Field Work on the Navajo Reservation

A group of us, students from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), were recently offered the opportunity to volunteer with a non-profit organization staffing health screening clinics for preschoolers in Navajo Nation, a semi-autonomous Indian reservation that stretches across Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. There were five of…

Read More

Cancer-fighting bacteria

Researchers at MIT and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) have recruited some new soldiers in the fight against cancer — bacteria. In a study appearing in the July 20 of Nature, the scientists programmed harmless strains of bacteria to deliver toxic payloads. When deployed together with a…

Read More

New study sheds light on role of mutations in metastasized cancer

Approximately 95% of cancer mortality is caused by metastasis. This fact is what motivates many cancer researchers to focus on finding new ways to stop or kill the growth of metastatic cancer cells. A new paper published in Nature Genetics focuses on research done to find out how cancers metastasize using new next-generation sequencing…

Read More