Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
Boyden to share prestigious brain prize
March 11, 2013Ed Boyden honored for his work on optogenetics; will share 1 million Euro prize with five other researchers.
Bringing a new perspective to infectious disease
February 8, 2013Enlisted in the fight against HIV, MIT engineers and scientists contribute new technology, materials and computational studies.
Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes
January 21, 2013Scientists track ocean microbe populations in their natural habitat to create a ‘day in the life’ montage.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
Also labeled: Diagnostic devices, Mechanical engineering, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Biomedicine, Engineering Health, Health, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research
Professor Roger Kamm visualizes sneaky tumor cells with 3-D assay
December 26, 2012Kamm is studying the mechanics of metastasis, the process of cancer-cell migration from one location in the body to another and the cause of more than 90 percent of cancer deaths.
Evolution: It’s all in how you splice it
December 20, 2012MIT biologists find that alternative splicing of RNA rewires signaling in different tissues and may often contribute to species differences.
Tissue engineering: Growing new organs, and more
December 14, 2012Research could lead to better ways to heal injuries and develop new drugs.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
Also labeled: Brain and cognitive sciences, Health sciences and technology, McGovern Institute, Media Lab, Microfabrication, Neurons, Tissue engineering, Artificial tissue, Medicine, Photolithography, 3-D tissues, Biomedicine, Mechanical engineering, Tissue implants, Stem cells, Bioengineering and biotechnology
The music of the silks
November 28, 2012Researchers synthesize a new kind of silk fiber — and find that music can help fine-tune the material’s properties.
When it comes to fostering innovation, student group says 'Do it!'
November 19, 2012Lady Gaga collaborator and Interscope executive highlights do.it@MIT’s wide-ranging approach.
MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
October 7, 2012New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
15 MIT students named Siebel Scholars
September 10, 2012Graduate students in computer science, bioengineering and business honored.
Merging tissue and electronics
August 27, 2012New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
New study finds link between cell division and growth rate
August 6, 2012Findings answer puzzling question of how cells know when to progress through the cell cycle.
DARPA and NIH to fund ‘human body on a chip’ research
July 24, 2012MIT-led team to receive up to $32 million from DARPA and NIH to develop technology that could accelerate pace and efficiency of pharmaceutical testing.
Genetic 911: Cells’ emergency systems revealed
July 3, 2012Study examines how cells exploit gene sequences to cope with toxic stress.
Study identifies enzymes needed to mend tissue damage after inflammation
June 14, 2012Findings may help predict colon cancer risk for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
May 15, 2012MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.