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 11, 2010Microchip technology rapidly identifies compounds for regrowing nerves, in live animals.
Surprising similarities between human and zebrafish tumors
October 6, 2010New finding that tumor cells in both species have too many chromosomes could help pinpoint genes that drive cancer development.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 29, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
MIT hosts 28 Amgen Scholars this summer
September 3, 2010Undergraduates invited to conduct hands-on research with MIT faculty
Proteins linked to longevity also linked to Alzheimer’s
July 26, 2010Sirtuins appear to control production of the devastating protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells
July 25, 2010New technique holds promise to revert cells to an immature state that can develop into any cell type.