MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
October 7, 2012New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
15 MIT students named Siebel Scholars
September 10, 2012Graduate students in computer science, bioengineering and business honored.
Merging tissue and electronics
August 26, 2012New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
New study finds link between cell division and growth rate
August 5, 2012Findings answer puzzling question of how cells know when to progress through the cell cycle.
DARPA and NIH to fund ‘human body on a chip’ research
July 24, 2012MIT-led team to receive up to $32 million from DARPA and NIH to develop technology that could accelerate pace and efficiency of pharmaceutical testing.
Genetic 911: Cells’ emergency systems revealed
July 3, 2012Study examines how cells exploit gene sequences to cope with toxic stress.
Study identifies enzymes needed to mend tissue damage after inflammation
June 13, 2012Findings may help predict colon cancer risk for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
A new look at prolonged radiation exposure
May 14, 2012MIT study suggests that at low dose-rate, radiation poses little risk to DNA.
Successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip
February 16, 2012Clinical trial of the programmable, implantable device shows promise in treating osteoporosis.
Five MIT engineers named to National Academy of Engineering
February 9, 2012Several Institute alumni also among 66 new members announced today.
MIT to launch Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
February 2, 2012Based in School of Engineering but spanning all of MIT, IMES will be led by Arup K. Chakraborty.
Four from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 9, 2011
Two MIT PhD graduates win 2011 Hertz Foundation thesis prizes
December 2, 2011
Kaitlyn Nealon named to Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team
December 1, 2011Sophomore defender becomes fourth player in the history of the women's soccer program to earn honor.
Living cells say: Can you hear me now?
November 17, 2011Researchers find that cells’ chemical signaling includes a way to tell whether signals are being received or not.