MIT Biology News

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August 08, 2016
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Researchers win Albany Medical Center Prize Albany Times Union
Three pioneering researchers whose work in modern biology has implications for Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other devastating illnesses will share this year's $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research.
May 05, 2016
Announcement
Professor Eric Lander Receives Killian Award
May 05, 2016
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Biology and Ballet: Senior Maiko Kitaoka finds elegance in unexpected places
May 05, 2016
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Professors David Sabatini and Hidde Ploegh elected to the National Academy of Sciences
February 02, 2016
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Professor Tyler Jacks Receives Killian Award
January 01, 2016
News
Tackling a Global Challenge
With no regard for political boundaries, cancer is an issue of international import and all countries have a stake in defeating the disease. At the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Paula Hammond, the David H. Koch Professor in Engineering and recently-appointed head of MIT's...
December 12, 2015
News
Unexpected results concerning melanoma metastasis and drug resistance
A regulator of gene expression, Bmi1, is known to promote cellular proliferation due to its control of cell cycle genes. However, researchers in the laboratory of KI faculty member Jacqueline Lees have found an unexpected role for Bmi1 in melanoma where it does not drive proliferation. Instead, the...
December 12, 2015
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Susan Hockfield named president-elect of AAAS
MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield has been a long-time supporter of making the scientific enterprise accessible and relevant to the public. Building on her strong career history of advocacy and research, Hockfield has now been chosen to serve as the president-elect American Association for the...
December 12, 2015
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Once more unto the bridge
KI member and Bridge Project researcher Elazer Edelman is a cardiologist who engineers cancer solutions. He is also one of the leaders on a multi-institutional research team studying how cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream construct tiny “bridges” on blood vessel walls through which they...
December 12, 2015
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'Tis the season to be jolly good fellows
Angela Belcher, Sangeeta Bhatia, and Bob Horvitz are among four MIT faculty newly elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). They are honored for their ‘highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development...