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Nov 21, 2017
This MIT engineer wants to manipulate them to treat disease.
Nov 20, 2017
Researchers at MIT have now shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple-myeloma patients.
Nov 15, 2017
The Alm Lab, working with researchers in Germany, found that in both mice and humans, a high-salt diet shrinks the population of a certain type of beneficial bacteria.
Nov 14, 2017
CRISPR, the gene-editing tool, has become one of the hottest things in biotech. Omar Abudayyeh and Jonathan Gootenberg pioneered two advances: a new enzyme for editing genes, and a new technique for editing the chemical messenger, RNA.
Nov 13, 2017
By organizing pigments on a DNA scaffold, the Bathe Lab have designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure of naturally occurring photosynthetic structures.
Nov 1, 2017
Established by the Siebel Foundation in 2000, the Siebel Scholars program provides grants to outstanding students at top graduate schools in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan.
Oct 25, 2017
Christi Cook, a bioengineering Ph.D. student, together with Linda Griffith, Ph.D., is developing a new research model: a three-dimensional tissue culturing system that grows the endometrium (or uterine lining) in a petri dish.
Oct 19, 2017
Researchers at MIT have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body’s immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease.
Oct 16, 2017
Michael Birnbaum has been selected as a 2017 Packard Foundation Fellow, for his tremendous promise for pioneering research in the field of immunology.
Oct 12, 2017
Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases.