Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
A Toys for Tots drive will be held at MIT through Dec. 19. New, non-violent, unwrapped toys or warm winter clothing may be dropped off at MIT Medical, the MIT Police Station or the Parking and Transportation Office. Gifts will be distributed to families living near MIT.
The Parking and Transportation Office is also sponsoring a "Toys for Tickets" program, which allows people to donate new toys to settle parking tickets. The value of the toy must be of equal or greater value than the parking violation.