Autoimmune disease is usually treated using general immunosuppressants. But this non-targeted therapy leaves the body more susceptible to infection and other life-threatening diseases.
Now, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research think they… Read Full Article »
When you get a cut or a scrape, your body jumps into action, mobilizing a complicated array of cells and factors to stem bleeding, keep the wound bacteria-free and launch the healing process.
For… Read Full Article »
On April 15, 2015, The Boston Globe described a new sculpture by artist Rudolfo Quintas, named "Absorption." This 880-pound digital media sculpture is the result of discussions had with Dr. Tomas Kirchhausen, Principal Investigator in the Program in… Read Full Article »
Millions of people worldwide suffer from co-infection with tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. While prompt antibiotic and antiretroviral treatment can be a recipe for survival, over the years, physicians have noticed something: two or three weeks after starting… Read Full Article »
Not all cancer cells are created equal. In fact, to call a cancer a cancer, in the singular, is something of a misnomer. Really, a patient could be said to have cancers, as every tumor is actually a… Read Full Article »
Life teems with interactions. Proteins bind. Bonds form between atoms, and break. Enzymes cut. Drugs attach to cell receptors. DNA hybridizes. Those interactions make the processes of life work, and capturing them has led to many… Read Full Article »