MIT Biology News

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July 07, 2015
News
A cheaper, high-performance prosthetic knee
Researchers design cheap prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion.
July 07, 2015
News
Identifying a key growth factor in cell proliferation
In two companion papers published in Cell, KI faculty members Matthew Vander Heiden and David Sabatini identify why proliferating cells, including tumor cells, require respiration. The researchers found that the primary role of respiration in cell proliferation is to provide electron acceptors in...
July 07, 2015
News
New material opens possibilities for super-long-acting pills
KI researchers have developed a new, pH-responsive material that could allow for the development of safe and long-acting devices that reside in the stomach, including orally delivered capsules that can release drugs over a number of days, week, or potentially months following a single...
July 07, 2015
News
New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants
Nanomaterials and UV light can “trap” chemicals for easy removal from soil and water.
July 07, 2015
News
Paula Hammond named head of Department of Chemical Engineering
Big news about someone who works with tiny technologies: KI faculty member Paula Hammond has been named head of MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE), effective July 13. Hammond is the first woman and the first person of color to hold this post. Hammond’s laboratory at the KI develops...
July 07, 2015
News
Researchers develop basic computing elements for bacteria
Sensors, memory switches, and circuits can be encoded in a common gut bacterium.
June 06, 2015
Announcement
Professor Penny Chisholm named Institute Professor
June 06, 2015
News
Major step for implantable drug-delivery device
MIT spinout signs deal to commercialize microchips that release therapeutics inside the body.
June 06, 2015
News
Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria
Engineered particles are capable of producing toxins that are deadly to targeted bacteria.
June 06, 2015
News
Seeking rare cells
Circulating tumor cells can provide valuable information about how cancer progresses and metastasizes, but finding these cells—which can be hidden among hundreds of thousands of other cells—is like finding a needle in a haystack. Here, MIT News profiles KI faculty member J. Christopher Love, who is...