Microbiology in the News

New approach to boosting biofuel production
Battling superbugs

Engineered proteins stick like glue — even in water
The Brilliant Ten: Katharina Ribbeck Makes Antibiotic Alternatives Out Of Mucus

Wrinkles in time

Nature’s tiny engineers

Recycling old batteries into solar cells

New analysis reveals tumor weaknesses

An easier way to manipulate malaria genes

Forced mutations doom HIV

Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

Ocean microbes display a hidden talent: releasing countless tiny lipid-filled sacs

Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech
Sallie “Penny” Chisholm receives MIT’s Killian Award

Yeast studies suggest alternative cancer approach

Championing biophysics research
Women's and Gender Studies "Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon" honors former MIT President Charles Vest

Four professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Ocean microbes display remarkable genetic diversity

Pinpointing how antibiotics work
Fast way to measure DNA repair

Mastering the biological and engineering worlds
Tiny particles may pose big risk
Making cancer drugs better
Ancient whodunit may be solved: The microbes did it!
Engineers design ‘living materials’

Brighter future for bacteria detection

Kristala L. J. Prather: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

Researchers find that going with the flow makes bacteria stick

Policy: How to regulate faecal transplants
A New Kind of Transplant Bank
Photograph from Roman Stocker’s lab wins NSF/AAAS scientific visualization competition
KI Member Angelika Amon Receives Genetics Society of America Medal
Manalis Measures Miniscule Masses
New weapon fights drug-resistant tumors

How the immune system fights off malaria

Ahoy! First ocean vesicles spotted

Homing in on stressed coral
Biologists find clues to a parasite’s inconsistency
Faculty Highlight: Katharina Ribbeck

Better batteries through biology?
Solving chromosomes' structure
Turning bacteria into chemical factories

Resistance is futile
Separating the good from the bad in bacteria

New view of dengue fever

Buie, Kim receive DARPA Young Faculty Award

An easier way to control genes

New rechargeable flow battery enables cheaper, large-scale energy storage

A worm's-eye view of immunity

Chisholm awarded the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

Unraveling bacterial behavior

Phytoplankton social mixers
Buckling up to turn
Lippard named Priestley Medal recipient
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Cells as living calculators
Study IDs key protein for cell death

Early warning signs of population collapse

How to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment

Jarillo-Herrero, Lu named ONR Young Investigators
Gore wins $1.13 million NIH grant
Polz to receive the American Society for Microbiology’s Elanco Award

Using biology to improve chemical synthesis

Allen Family Foundation grants Gore $1.5 million for research

Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

Some cancer mutations slow tumor growth
Chisholm, Langer awarded nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors

In Profile: Roman Stocker finds big effects from tiny organisms

Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators

Five from MIT named AAAS fellows
It pays to cooperate

Fighting bacteria with mucus

Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?

Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes

Teaching a microbe to make fuel

New study finds link between cell division and growth rate

Researchers build a toolbox for synthetic biology

Newfound gene may help bacteria survive in extreme environments
Study identifies enzymes needed to mend tissue damage after inflammation

From yeast, researchers learn how populations collapse
Immune protection from an unexpected source
Pinpointing how antibiotics work
Toying with biological systems

Metabolic errors can spell doom for DNA
Viruses con bacteria into working for them

The first hairy microbes
Bacteria may readily swap beneficial genes

Breathing new life into Earth

Biologists discover how yeast cells reverse aging

How dense is a cell?
Biologists shed light on a puzzling parasite

Life after Snowball Earth

Stubbe wins faculty’s Killian Award
Exploiting cancer cells' weaknesses
Solar power goes viral

Scientists decipher 3-billion-year-old genomic fossils

Kristala Prather honored for excellence in teaching

7 win presidential early career honors
Susan Lindquist wins National Medal of Science

Teasing out malaria’s genetic secrets
Putting carbon dioxide to good use

Squeezing more production out of bacteria

Timothy Lu named to the TR35 list
Gerald Fink awarded 2010 Gruber Genetics Prize
MIT Spectrum - See The Summer 2010 Issue

Jeroen Saeij named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
MIT awarded 3 HHMI grants to promote excellence in science education
Bacterial growths may offer clues about Earth’s distant past
Chisholm receives Agassiz Medal from National Academy of Sciences
Stubbe wins prestigious Welch Award
Two from MIT elected to National Academy of Sciences
Bacteria divide like clockwork
CEE’s Janelle Thompson chosen for Doherty Professorship
Researcher's and artist's dynamic seascape art selected for cover of 'Science' magazine
Biochemist Jo Anne Stubbe wins National Medal of Science

NIH picks Samson, Griffith and Bhatia for innovation grants
In Profile: Scott Manalis
Small RNAs yield great amounts of data from ocean microbe samples
The games microbes play

New virus-built battery could power cars, electronic devices

3 MIT affiliates named HHMI Early Career Scientists

Chemistry professors win ACS awards
Enlisting microbes to solve global problems
Awards and Honors: Feb. 25, 2009
MIT adds new graduate program in microbiology


 

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