Bioengineering and biotechnology
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.
A capital achievement
October 6, 2009In White House ceremony, President Barack Obama presents JoAnne Stubbe with the National Medal of Science in recognition of enzyme research that led to cancer drug.
Biochemist JoAnne Stubbe wins National Medal of Science
September 17, 2009Nation's top science honor goes to MIT biochemist for her role in helping reveal the mechanism of enzymes involved in DNA replication and repair
Singapore course adds education component to MIT's research efforts in Asia
August 17, 2009
A new way to prepare fluorinated pharmaceuticals
August 13, 2009New method gives drug designers more flexibility
MIT researchers: The mind's eye scans like a spotlight
August 12, 2009New role discovered for brain waves
Tumor mutations can predict chemo successSubscribe
August 6, 2009Genetic profiling of tumors could have 'immediate impact' on treating cancer, study shows