MIT Biology News

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April 04, 2015
News
A metabolic vulnerability in glioblastoma
Funded in part through the KI Frontier Research Program, KI members David Sabatini, a professor of biology, and Matthew Vander Heiden, the Eisen and Chang Career Development Professor and an associate professor of biology, have identified a vulnerability in glioblastoma that could offer a new...
April 04, 2015
News
Open data opens minds
As access to data about his brain ultimately led to the detection and removal of a baseball-sized brain tumor last August, Steven Keating knows firsthand how powerful health data can be. Keating, an MIT graduate student, has open sourced much of his own health data on his personal...
April 04, 2015
News
Nano-networked drug delivery
Researchers in the lab of KI faculty member Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor, have designed an injectable nano-network that can release drugs, including chemotherapeutics, over a prescribed period of time. The mesh-like network can flow through a needle and rapidly reform into...
March 03, 2015
News
Here, there, and everywhere
Yiping Xing, a senior biology major and KI undergraduate researcher, was recently featured in MIT News for her interdisciplinary work in health: from cancer research to public health to policy. In the Langer Lab, she worked with former graduate student James Dahlman on a team studying a...
March 03, 2015
News
Converging on world challenges
January’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, explored some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Susan Hockfield, MIT president emerita, KI faculty member, and chair of the WEF’s Foundation Board, says that the convergence of scientific disciplines is the...
March 03, 2015
News
KSA meeting puts focus on transforming Kendall Square
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker emphasizes improved public transportation, increased collaboration.
March 03, 2015
News
Sangeeta Bhatia elected to the National Academy of Engineers
While the pundits may be looking forward to 2016, we’re excited about an election that has already happened. KI faculty member Sangeeta Bhatia has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to American engineers. Bhatia is cited...
March 03, 2015
News
Artsy bacteria spread science
Fresh on the heels of a top-five finish in Fashion Descience’s fall contest, bioengineer Tal Danino continues to use art as a medium to share his research. Danino, a postdoc in the KI’s Bhatia Lab and a recently named TED2015 Fellow, met MIT visiting artist Vik Muniz two years ago,...
March 03, 2015
Announcement
Profs. Drennan and Sive Named 2015 MacVicar Fellows
February 02, 2015
News
A mollusk of a different stripe
Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays.