Bioengineering and biotechnology
Reporter’s Notebook: Breaking the silence
December 8, 2009Actress Padma Lakshmi comes to MIT to raise awareness of endometriosis and help launch the new Center for Gynepathology.
3 Questions: Suzanne Corkin on the world’s most famous amnesic
December 1, 2009This week, scientists plan to slice the brain of H.M., the amnesia patient who died last year and whose condition helped shed light on how memories are formed.
Deshpande Center's latest funding cycle supports goal of 'idea to impact'
October 17, 2009Since 2002, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has funded more than 80 projects with over $9 M in grants. The center supports a wide range of emerging technologies including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, tiny tech, and energy innovations. Eighteen projects have spun out of the center as independent startups, having collectively raised over $150 million in outside financing from investors.
A capital achievement
October 6, 2009In White House ceremony, President Barack Obama presents JoAnne Stubbe with the National Medal of Science in recognition of enzyme research that led to cancer drug.
Biochemist JoAnne Stubbe wins National Medal of Science
September 17, 2009Nation's top science honor goes to MIT biochemist for her role in helping reveal the mechanism of enzymes involved in DNA replication and repair
Singapore course adds education component to MIT's research efforts in Asia
August 17, 2009
A new way to prepare fluorinated pharmaceuticals
August 13, 2009New method gives drug designers more flexibility
MIT researchers: The mind's eye scans like a spotlight
August 12, 2009New role discovered for brain waves
Tumor mutations can predict chemo success
August 6, 2009Genetic profiling of tumors could have 'immediate impact' on treating cancer, study shows
Nanoparticles target ovarian cancer
July 30, 2009New gene therapy technique could fight late-stage tumors
Why we learn more from our successes than our failures
July 29, 2009MIT study sheds light on the brain's ability to change in response to learning