Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Two retired professors in the Department of Economics have published new books.
Dr. Charles P. Kindleberger, Ford International Professor of Economics, Emeritus, is the author of two books--World Economy and National Finance in Historical Perspective (University of Michigan Press, 1995) and World Economic Primacy, 1500-1990 (Oxford University Press, New York (1996).
The first is a collection of essays written in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The latter is a monograph, supported to a limited degree by the Institute of European and International Studies in Luxembourg.
Dr. Morris A. Adelman, professor of economics, emeritus, and one of the world's foremost experts on petroleum economics, has written Genie Out of the Bottle: World Oil Since 1970 (MIT Press, 1995).
"There will be wars. That means there will be a lot of casualties."-Dr. Michael L. Dertouzos, professor of computer science and electrical and director of the Laboratory for Computer Science, on the rapid rise of the Internet industry, in USA Today.
"It is important that these resources be kept strong."-Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, Salvadore E. Luria Professor of Biology, head of the Department of Biology and Nobel laureate, reacting to the possibility that deep cuts in Medicare funding could undermine collaboration between hospitals and universities, and telling The Boston Globe that such advances as isolating the gene for Huntington's disease and the discovery of cancer-causing oncogenes stemmed from collaborations between MIT's basic researchers and physicians at teaching hospitals.
"If we stick only to fear, our companies are not going to benefit very much."-Dr. Lotte L. Bailyn, T. Wilson (Class of 1953) Professor of Management, in a Christian Science Monitor story on declining employee loyalty to corporations in the face of layoffs, management excesses and overly tough practices.
The Boston Herald told how Michael Bourque, a programmer at Lincoln Laboratory, found true love through America Online chat room computer conversations with Mina Javaher of North Carolina. When they finally met after exchanging e-mail and photographs, Michael told the Herald, "I walked right up to her and hugged her. The amazing thing is that neither of us had any butterflies. We felt natural together. We had a wonderful vacation." They were married October 8 in Methuen.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 24, 1996.