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Dec 7, 2016
The breakthough work that could change the world.
Dec 2, 2016
Jasanoff and his colleagues have developed new sensors consisting of proteins designed to detect a particular target, which causes them to dilate blood vessels in the immediate area. This produces a change in blood flow that can be imaged with...
Dec 1, 2016
Four proposals from six MIT faculty members to receive Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants.  
Nov 14, 2016
MIT researchers have now demonstrated that genetic circuits can be isolated within individual synthetic “cells,” preventing them from disrupting each other.
Nov 11, 2016
MIT researchers have now discovered another layer of control that helps cells to rapidly divert resources in emergency situations.
Nov 2, 2016
A team of researchers at MIT, the University of Brasilia, and the University of British Columbia has now engineered an antimicrobial peptide that can destroy many types of bacteria, including some that are resistant to most antibiotics.
Nov 2, 2016
MIT researchers (Samson, Lauffenburger, et al.) have now developed a way to test cells’ ability to perform several different types of DNA repair, and to use that information to predict how tumors will respond to a particular drug.    
Oct 26, 2016
Could chemicals key to sustainable technologies pose unseen environmental risks?
Oct 20, 2016
Jasanoff Lab develops imaging technique that maps serotonin dynamics in the living brain.
Oct 17, 2016
Course 20 alum Margaret Guo was named the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year at a ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday evening, becoming the first MIT student and just the fourth Division 3 athlete to win the award in its 26-year history.