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Jul 21, 2015
In a new paper published this week in Nature Communications, researchers from MIT and the Federal University of Goiás in Brazil demonstrate a novel method for using nanoparticles and ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly isolate and extract a variety of...
Jul 13, 2015
MIT researchers have developed a toolkit that can be used to “program” a common bacterium in the body, not unlike you would program a computer—making it useful in detecting and treating certain medical conditions.
Jul 9, 2015
The “friendly” bacteria inside our digestive systems are being given an upgrade, which may one day allow them to be programmed to detect and ultimately treat diseases such as colon cancer and immune disorders.
Jul 9, 2015
Researchers are still studying exactly how the microbiome — the billions of bacteria and other tiny critters that inhabit our bodies — impacts human health. 
Jul 8, 2015
The J-WAFS program supports the efforts of MIT faculty, labs, and centers to work toward solutions for water and food security that are energy-efficient and environmentally benign.
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
Linda Griffith has brought a fresh perspective to the study of endometriosis, a debilitating inflammatory disease in women.
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.