Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
The last two years' of faculty minutes, including agendas and their attachments and meeting minutes, are now on-line from the Institute Archives.
"Since the late 1970s, the Institute Archives has been responsible for collecting, preserving and indexing the records of the faculty as part of its responsibility to preserve MIT's administrative history," said Helen Samuels, Institute archivist. "Putting them on-line will make them more accessible and easier to use."
The minutes have their own URL,
The electronic minutes will be kept up to date as material becomes available. Paper versions of the documents will continue to be held in the Archives.
Comments on content may be sent to the faculty chair
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 8, 1995.