Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Best Paper--1st prize
Benjamin Kochan '05, history, Brookline, Mass., for "Fire in the Sky: Electrifying Boston's Horse-Drawn Streetcars"
Best Paper--2nd prize
Morgan A. Sonderegger '04, physics, Berkeley, Calif., for "Linguists, Teachers and Soldiers: The Military Language Schools of World War II"
Jacob V. Bouvrie '03, EECS, Arlington, Mass., for "Ten Thousand Miles, Ten Thousand Days: War Crimes and the American Experience in Vietnam"
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2003.