Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
In October 2009, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) announced its fourth round of seed grants supporting innovative, early-stage research projects across the Institute.
Total funding of $1.7 million was awarded to 12 projects, each lasting between one and two years. The projects span nine departments, and half of them involve collaborations across departments. As in previous rounds, many of the awards went to junior faculty and to faculty new to energy-related research.
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