Bioengineering and biotechnology
Scientists decipher 3-billion-year-old genomic fossils
December 21, 2010Analysis of modern-day genomes finds evidence for ancient environmental change and a massive expansion in genetic diversity.
Suresh discusses the role of engineering in the study of infectious disease
December 13, 2010In public lecture at MIT, former dean describes progress in understanding malaria.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 30, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
Siebel Foundation announces 2011 Siebel Scholars at MIT
September 28, 2010
Putting carbon dioxide to good use
September 22, 2010MIT biological engineers have found a way to convert carbon-dioxide emissions to useful building materials, using genetically altered yeast.
MIT hosts 28 Amgen Scholars this summer
September 3, 2010Undergraduates invited to conduct hands-on research with MIT faculty
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells
July 26, 2010New technique holds promise to revert cells to an immature state that can develop into any cell type.
Slackers and superstars of the microbial workplace
March 26, 2010MIT chemical engineers find that yeast engineered to manufacture drugs vary widely in their productivity
Also labeled: Chemistry and chemical engineering
New technique offers a more detailed view of brain activity
March 1, 2010‘Cleverly designed' MRI sensors detect dopamine, offering a high-resolution look at what’s happening inside the brain.
February 25, 2010By mimicking cells, MIT researcher designs electronic circuits for ultra-low-power and biomedical applications.
With $25 million grant, NSF funds center to investigate the creation of biological machines
February 23, 2010Headquartered at MIT, the new initiative aims to dramatically advance research in complex biological systems and engage underrepresented minority groups