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Feb 24, 2015
Erna Viterbi, a warm and gracious philanthropist who with her husband, Qualcomm co-founder Andrew ’56, SM ’57, gave generously to MIT and a variety of other institutions, died Feb. 17 in San Diego.
Feb 6, 2015
The study also sheds new light on a fundamental process of immune-cell development known as “affinity maturation.”
Feb 3, 2015
Award honors one engineer’s global impact on human health.
Jan 27, 2015
“The central challenge of this field is how you take all those different kinds of data to get a coherent picture of what’s going on in a cell, what is wrong in a diseased cell, and how you might fix it,” says Fraenkel, an associate professor of...
Jan 15, 2015
New technique enables nanoscale-resolution microscopy of large biological specimens.
Jan 9, 2015
A new project aims to understand a city’s health and habits through its waste.
Jan 7, 2015
Senior Katie Bodner thrives in synthetic biology, where guidelines are just being established.
Dec 18, 2014
One of the most promising approaches involves the use of optogenetics, which Feng Zhang, an MIT assistant professor who came to the McGovern Institute in 2011 and has a joint appointment at the Broad Institute, helped develop as graduate student at...
Dec 15, 2014
When RNA-binding proteins are turned on, cancer cells get locked in a proliferative state.
Dec 10, 2014
Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reliably turn on any gene of their choosing in living cells.