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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.
Oct 5, 2017
The High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) program has awarded 86 grants to scientists with unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.
Oct 5, 2017
"As the class gets underway, [Aya] Halawi, a biological engineering major, whispers: 'This feels more like what we’ll be doing in the real world.' "
Sep 19, 2017
Yaffe will use his funds to further a project investigating the roles of protein kinases in coordinating cellular responses to damage to both DNA and RNA molecules.
Sep 15, 2017
MIT associate professor and member of the Broad Institute and McGovern Institute recognized for commitment to invention, collaboration, and mentorship.