Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Submissions are now being accepted for the Benjamin Siegel Prize, a $2,500 prize offered to the MIT student who submits the best written work on issues in science, technology and society. The prize is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any MIT school or department. Students should submit one hard copy of a single-authored work that is no more than 50 pages long and was written within the last two academic years. Submit entries to the Siegel Prize Committee, Program in Science, Technology and Society, E51-185, by Nov. 15. For more information, e-mail email@example.com, call x3-3452, or visit web.mit.edu/sts.