Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
A free handbook is available for prospective and present college students that explains how to find out if they are eligible to receive federal, state and college-supported financial aid, where to get the application forms they will need, when to apply and where to get more information.
The 40-page 1997-98 Handbook on Admissions and Financial Aid at Independent Colleges in Massachusetts is available by calling 531-1154 and leaving voice mail.
Published annually by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), the booklet also includes statistical information on 55 independent institutions in Massachusetts.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 29, 1997.