Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
MIT's annual United Way campaign, which is still accepting donations until the end of January, has taken in $278,330, or 88 percent of the its goal for 1997-98. A total of 1,154 donors, including 63 Leadership Givers offering at least $1,000 apiece, have participated. Pledges and donations can be sent or brought to the Office of Special Community Services in Rm 20A-023 (x3-7914).
A raffle in which all donors are automatically entered will be held in mid-February. In addition to prizes already announced (MIT Tech Talk, January 7), family four-packs of Topsfield Fair tickets and tickets to the Walt Disney World on Ice production of "Hercules" will be available.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 14, 1998.