National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells
August 30, 2012MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells’ ability to squeeze through tiny channels compared to healthy cells.
Researchers engineer light-activated skeletal muscle
August 30, 2012Technique may enable robotic animals that move with the strength and flexibility of their living counterparts.
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.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 4, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
Kaiser to lead National Institute of General Medical Sciences
October 18, 2011Cell biologist to start new position in spring 2012.
Two MIT scientists elected to the Institute of Medicine
October 18, 2011Sur, Tsai among the 65 new members
Five from MIT win NIH grants
September 20, 2011Grants support biomedical research that will ‘challenge the status quo’ with risk-taking, innovative ideas.
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.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 30, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
Protein linked to aging may boost memory and learning ability
July 14, 2010Discovery could lead to new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
NIH picks Samson, Griffith and Bhatia for innovation grants
September 24, 2009Pioneer, T-R01 awards aimed to spur 'out of the box' research
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