Bioengineering and biotechnology
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 24, 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
New ‘nanoburrs’ could help fight heart disease
January 19, 2010Targeted nanoparticles can home in on damaged vascular tissue and may be used to deliver drugs that help clear arteries
Human immune cells — in mice
January 13, 2010MIT team engineers mice with human immune cells, which could be used to test vaccines for HIV and other diseases.
Nutrient mix shows promise in fighting Alzheimer’s
January 8, 2010In clinical trial, new approach developed at MIT improves memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
New and improved RNA interference
January 4, 2010Researchers use RNA interference to silence multiple genes at once. The advance, which one expert calls a ‘substantial breakthrough,’ could lead to new treatments for liver diseases.
HHMI lists Tsai team’s advance among 10 biggest stories of 2009
December 23, 2009Howard Hughes Medical Institute honors discovery of gene protein that could lead to safer drug treatments for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Reporter’s Notebook: Breaking the silence
December 8, 2009Actress Padma Lakshmi comes to MIT to raise awareness of endometriosis and help launch the new Center for Gynepathology.
3 Questions: Suzanne Corkin on the world’s most famous amnesic
December 1, 2009This week, scientists plan to slice the brain of H.M., the amnesia patient who died last year and whose condition helped shed light on how memories are formed.
Deshpande Center's latest funding cycle supports goal of 'idea to impact'
October 17, 2009Since 2002, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has funded more than 80 projects with over $9 M in grants. The center supports a wide range of emerging technologies including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, tiny tech, and energy innovations. Eighteen projects have spun out of the center as independent startups, having collectively raised over $150 million in outside financing from investors.