Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels and secrete insulin when needed.
More than 160 area high school students and their teachers spent a day at MIT during spring break as part of a science outreach program hosted by the Department of Biology. The daylong event featured hands-on activities and lectures, as well as a chance to see scientists working in their labs. Funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the program was organized by biology instructor Mandana Sassanfar and professor Graham Walker.
For more information on Department of Biology programs for high school students, see http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/outreach/highschool/APlecture.html.