A paper diagnostic for cancer
February 24, 2014Low-cost urine test developed by MIT engineers amplifies signals from growing tumors to detect disease.
Robert Langer wins 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
January 15, 2014Langer honored for his discoveries in controlled drug-release systems and new biomaterials; awards ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey to be broadcast Jan. 27
Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells
December 1, 2013Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Five from MIT named AAAS fellows
November 26, 2013The professors were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Better batteries through biology?
November 13, 2013MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
October 15, 2013Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.
Nanoparticle vaccine offers better protection
September 25, 2013Particles that deliver vaccines directly to mucosal surfaces could defend against many infectious diseases.
New way to target an old foe: malaria
July 17, 2013Engineered liver tissue developed at MIT could help scientists test new drugs and vaccines.
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.
Grad student receives grant for melanoma research
June 3, 2013David Benjamin will investigate mechanisms that melanoma cells use to spread to distant sites throughout the body
A step closer to artificial livers
June 2, 2013Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside the body.
Study IDs key protein for cell death
May 13, 2013Findings may offer a new way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into an alternative programmed-death pathway.
Grant to fund nanotech therapies for traumatic brain injuriesSubscribe
May 10, 2013MIT’s Sangeeta Bhatia is part of the research team funded by the $6 million DARPA grant.