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Nov 24, 2014
Innovation from MIT could allow many biological components to be connected to produce predictable effects.
Nov 13, 2014
MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such as sensors for environmental and medical monitoring.
Nov 10, 2014
As a graduate student at Stanford University, Zhang was instrumental in advancing the development of optogenetic technology, which allows researchers to manipulate genetically modified neurons...
Nov 6, 2014
Partnership with MGH, other institutions to foster regional ecosystem for rapidly evolving field.
Nov 3, 2014
“We originally thought we’d serve some of the hospitals in the Boston area, but demand has really grown quickly,” Smith says. The company, which began in a corner of Eric Alm’s laboratory on the MIT campus, has since relocated to a larger space in a Boston suburb. Alm, an associate professor in the...
Oct 30, 2014
Ed Boyden aims to build tools to help solve the mystery of the brain.
Oct 29, 2014
Collins noted that MIT received $103 million in NIH funding in fiscal year 2014 and highlighted some of the projects supported by that money. Linda Griffith, a professor in MIT’s biological engineering and mechanical engineering departments, is working on a “...
Oct 27, 2014
An enzyme key to DNA repair can worsen tissue damage caused by stroke and organ transplantation.
Oct 6, 2014
New technique allows scientists to identify populations of rare stem cells in bone marrow.
Sep 30, 2014
The National Institutes of Health announced today its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 14 funds to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.