Study IDs key protein for cell death
May 14, 2013Findings may offer a new way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into an alternative programmed-death pathway.
Four MIT professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences
May 13, 2013Field, Kac, Vogan and Walker bring to 76 the number of Institute faculty who are NAS members.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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How to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment
April 4, 2013Measuring enzyme levels in patients may reveal healthy cells’ ability to survive chemotherapy.
Researchers reverse Fragile X Syndrome symptoms in adult mice
March 19, 2013Picower Institute neuroscientists use single dose of experimental drug; could prove promising for treatment of autism symptoms.
MITx version of introductory biology class has deep roots
March 18, 20137.00x brings an MIT classic online.
MIT hosts American Junior Academy of Science delegates
February 21, 2013The Institution provides day’s worth of activities for more than 200 conference attendees.
How human language could have evolved from birdsong
February 21, 2013Linguistics and biology researchers propose a new theory on the deep roots of human speech.
Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production
February 17, 2013Yeast research takes a step toward production of alternatives to gasoline.
Duflo, Lander, Lewin to lead spring-semester MITx courses
January 31, 2013EdX takes stock of last semester’s MITx courses; data will be used to improve education online and in the classroom.
Whitehead, biology's Gerald Fink chosen to serve as AAAS president-elect
January 25, 2013
Cardiac development needs more than protein-coding genes
January 24, 2013Biologists find that long non-coding RNA molecules are necessary to regulate differentiation of embryonic stem cells into cardiac cells.
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
Science students hold design-thinking workshop
January 22, 2013Program aims to help students gain perspective on new methodologies, improve overall research skills.
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.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.
Editing the genome with high precision
January 3, 2013New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
New insights into how brain synapses transmit information
January 2, 2013Two essential proteins regulate the molecular machinery that controls neuronal communication and the release of signals between neurons.
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.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
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.