Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Department of Energy Science Bowl winners from Texas spent several days on campus visiting MIT labs earlier this summer. To earn this trip, the students competed in Washington, DC against high school teams from around the country. Left to right: Borhan Fan, Armando Solar, Jeffrey Yasslein, Kristina Horacuk and Adam Rodriguez watch a magnet affect plasma in a tube at the Plasma Science and Fusion Center.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 9, 2000.