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April 04, 2014
Jacks Laboratory Develops Novel Mouse Model for Aggressive Thyroid Cancer
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KI researchers from the Jacks Laboratory have developed and characterized a novel genetically engineered mouse that successfully models progression from papillary thyroid cancer, which has an excellent prognosis, to anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), a highly lethal disease in need of scientific...

http://www.newswise.com/articles/mit-biologists-from-the-koch-institute-discover-potential-combination-therapy-for-aggressive-thyroid-cancer

April 04, 2014
MIT senior Maria Isabella Gariboldi wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship
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http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/mit-senior-maria-isabella-gariboldi-wins-gates-cambridge-scholarship

March 03, 2014
KI Collaborators Edit Genes to Correct Genetic Diseases
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Using a new gene-editing system known as CRISPR to replace mutated DNA with the correct sequence, KI engineers and biologists from the Anderson, Jacks, and Sharp Laboratories have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single mutation in an enzyme needed to break down the amino acid...

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/erasing-genetic-mutation

March 03, 2014
Tough as nails, yet clear enough to read through
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MIT researchers uncover the secrets behind a marine creature’s defensive armor — one that is exceptionally tough, yet optically clear.

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/tough-nails-yet-clear-enough-read-through

March 03, 2014
How to build a biotech renaissance: MIT in Kendall Square
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In the 1970s, if you stood at the corner of Main and Vassar streets and looked out from the edge of the MIT campus, you would see nothing but a vacant lot. Kendall Square had been vacated by the decline of manufacturing and by businesses escaping to the suburbs, leaving only a few scattered...

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2014/how-to-build-a-biotech-renaissance-mit-in-kendall-square.html

March 03, 2014
How to build a biotech renaissance: MIT in Kendall Square
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A look back at how Institute Professor Phillip Sharp, his startup Biogen, and MIT’s biotech community helped revive Kendall Square.

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/how-to-build-a-biotech-renaissance-mit-in-kendall-square

March 03, 2014
Engineers design ‘living materials’
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Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells — MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots. These “living materials” combine the...

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2014/engineers-design-living-materials.html

March 03, 2014
Engineers design ‘living materials’
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Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that can conduct electricity or emit light.

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/engineers-design-living-materials

March 03, 2014
Cells get ready for their close-up
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In 2007, MIT scientists developed a type of microscopy that allowed them to detail the interior of a living cell in three dimensions, without adding any fluorescent markers or other labels. This technique also revealed key properties, such as the cells’ density. Now the researchers have adapted...

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2014/microscopy-technique-captures-3-d-images-of-cells-in-microfluidic-channel.html

March 03, 2014
Cells get ready for their close-up
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New microscopy technique captures 3-D images of cells as they flow through a microfluidic channel.

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/microscopy-technique-captures-3-d-images-of-cells-in-microfluidic-channel