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January 01, 2016
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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
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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...
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...
December 12, 2015
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KI innovators among top global thinkers
No more pills? No syringes? Michael Cima, the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering, and Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor, have been recognized as top Innovators in the Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers list for 2015 for their pioneering microchip technology. These...
December 12, 2015
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What do Langer and Edison have in common?
Fox News Sunday recently had the bright idea to declare KI faculty member Robert Langer their Power Player of the Week for the week of December 13, 2015. The resulting online feature included an interview, a visit to Langer's Koch Institute laboratory, and a well-earned title as a modern-day Thomas...
December 12, 2015
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KI researcher wins TED fellowship
Laura Indolfi, a biomedical entrepreneur and research associate in the laboratory of KI member Elazer Edelman, has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 21 change-makers from around the world who will share their ideas worth spreading from the TED stage this February in...
December 12, 2015
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SQZ named Roche's new squeeze
SQZ Biotech recently announced a cancer-fighting partnership with pharmaceutical firm Roche. Headed by Koch Institute visiting scientist and former postdoc Armon Sharei, SQZ also counts several Koch Institute members among its Boards of Directors (Robert Langer) and Scientific Advisors (Tyler Jacks...