A life filled with firsts
January 26, 2011Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.
Delivering a potent cancer drug with nanoparticles can lessen side effects
January 11, 2011The new nanoparticle, which delivers the drug in a form activated when it reaches its target, also treats tumors more effectively than the unadorned drug in mice.
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.
3 Questions: Sara Seager on the discovery of a ‘new’ form of life
December 3, 2010The MIT planetary scientist discusses what the finding means for life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe.
Lindquist receives National Medal of Science
November 18, 2010President Obama presents nation’s top science awards at White House ceremony Wednesday.
Tuning in to a new hearing mechanism
November 10, 2010Findings from MIT scientists could lead to hearing aids that mimic the ear’s ability to focus on particular frequencies.
7 win presidential early career honors
November 8, 2010MIT has greatest number of recipients from a single institution.
Susan Lindquist wins National Medal of Science
October 15, 2010The Whitehead Institute member and MIT biology professor is one of 10 chosen to receive the top U.S. science honor.
Nerve-cell regeneration quest is fast tracked
October 12, 2010Microchip technology rapidly identifies compounds for regrowing nerves, in live animals.
Surprising similarities between human and zebrafish tumors
October 7, 2010New finding that tumor cells in both species have too many chromosomes could help pinpoint genes that drive cancer development.