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Feb 6, 2017
Alan Grodzinsky studies osteoarthritis and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Osteoarthritis affects about half of all people older than 70, and as many as 600 million people worldwide.
Jan 27, 2017
Blainey’s lab at the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard developed the fundamental technology: a tool that automates the steps necessary to...
Jan 19, 2017
Ghaeli prepares the sample bottle and stores it in a cooler. Next stop: a nearby lab where co-project lead Mariana Matus will analyze the sample. Matus works in the MIT lab of biological engineer Eric Alm, who created the Underworlds project with...
Jan 13, 2017
CRISPR pioneer named to inaugural chair created by Patricia and James Poitras '63, founders of MIT’s Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research.
Jan 4, 2017
At BE spinout Ginkgo Bioworks, biodesign is modeled after software design.
Dec 14, 2016
Jim Collins led the development of a cutting-edge system that could diagnose Zika quickly, cheaply, and accurately, helping to reduce the impact of the outbreak until a vaccine is ready to be rolled out.
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.