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Jun 25, 2015
The researchers used synthetic biology techniques to develop a platform of particles called phagemids. These particles infect bacteria with small DNA molecules known as plasmids, which are able to replicate independently inside a host cell.
Jun 15, 2015
Hydrogen peroxide produced by some bacteria causes DNA double-strand breaks, cell suicide.
Jun 13, 2015
CN Bio’s liver chip, which is based on work carried out in partnership with Linda Griffith and her colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), uses tiny “scaffolds” to hold cells from donated organs which, for various reasons,...
Jun 10, 2015
A trio of first-time honorees represented MIT on the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Women’s At-Large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday.
Jun 10, 2015
Linda Griffith has brought a fresh perspective to the study of endometriosis, a debilitating inflammatory disease in women.
Jun 5, 2015
The Maine Township High School District 207 Educational Foundation announced that the 9th Annual Maine West High School Distinguished Alumnus for 2015 is Dr. Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Class of 1971, a leader in the field of biomedicine and...
May 22, 2015
MIT researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines.
May 21, 2015
Edward Boyden develops techniques to study the brain, and how it operates, in finer detail.
May 19, 2015
He works to develop new molecular tools to investigate human pathogens — malaria in particular — that have been difficult to study because of our inability to readily and efficiently manipulate their genomes.
May 12, 2015
A new technique invented at MIT can measure the relative positions of tiny particles as they flow through a fluidic channel, potentially offering an easy way to monitor the assembly of nanoparticles, or to study how mass is distributed within a cell...