McGovern Institute to honor neurogenetics researcher Huda Zoghbi
March 4, 2014Zoghbi receives the Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience for her work on the genetic basis of human brain disorders.
Expanding our view of vision
January 26, 2014New brain-scanning technique allows scientists to see when and where the brain processes visual information.
Crossing disciplines, and international borders
December 17, 2013Rhodes Scholar John Mikhael, who calls both the U.S. and Lebanon home, is also comfortable in many scientific fields.
Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t
December 11, 2013MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning.
CBMM co-hosts workshop on data representation
November 14, 2013
Three from MIT win NIH grants
September 30, 2013Boyden, Ting and Tye receive grants for innovative medical research.
Artificial-intelligence research revives its old ambitions
September 9, 2013A new interdisciplinary research center at MIT, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims at nothing less than unraveling the mystery of intelligence.
Research update: Genome editing becomes more accurate
July 21, 2013Improved technique makes it easier to add or delete genes in living cells, with less risk of off-target DNA damage.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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3Q: Robert Desimone on the federal BRAIN Initiative
April 22, 2013Director of McGovern Institute discusses how new initiative to understand the human brain will affect neuroscience at MIT and beyond.
Ed Boyden shares Gabbay Award with optogenetics researchers
April 22, 2013
Four MIT researchers attend White House announcement of brain initiative
April 2, 2013Obama invites Boyden, Brown, Desimone and Seung to launch of new federal initiative.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
Boyden to share prestigious brain prize
March 11, 2013Ed Boyden honored for his work on optogenetics; will share 1 million Euro prize with five other researchers.