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MIT develops new paper-based Zika virus test

MIT researchers have led a team in developing a paper-based test that can diagnose the Zika virus in just a few hours.  Read More »

Scientists reveal how the flu spreads

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and MIT have discovered how the flu virus and its many strains, some of which are more capable of spreading than others, manage to transmit from person to person. Read More »

MIT investigates better methods for preventing and responding to flu outbreaks

Researchers from MIT recently published a paper that evaluates the best methods of reducing the likelihood of contracting the flu by regularly using non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) and effectively deploying the vaccine. Read More »

Study shows anti-virals battle HIV via mutational meltdown

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Chicago recently created a spectroscopy method that illustrates how anti-HIV drugs provoke lethal mutations within HIV’s genetic material, a discovery that sheds light on a process that has been poorly understood in the past and may improve attempts to create novel anti-viral treatments. Read More »