MIT Biology News

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August 08, 2015
Announcement
Professors Guarente and Amon to head new MIT center for aging research
August 08, 2015
News
KI postdoc Canan Dagdeviren recognized as an honoree of MIT Technology Review’s annual "Innovators Under 35" list
For over a decade, MIT Technology Review has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. For her work in the field of nanotechnology and materials, Canan Dagdeviren of MIT’s Koch Institute has been recognized as an inventor on the...
August 08, 2015
News
Beauty business based on MIT bioengineering
Living Proof, a hair care corporation based on research emerging from the Langer Lab at MIT, has won 80 awards and counting.
August 08, 2015
News
Bugging cancer
While biopsies of cancerous tissue can provide insight into an appropriate course of treatment, cancer can evolve, develop resistance to therapies, and find new pathways for growth. Now, researchers in the laboratory of KI faculty member and David H. Koch Professor of Engineering Michael Cima have...
August 08, 2015
News
One in ten
Scientific American magazine has named 100 biotechnology visionaries in its 2015 issue of worldVIEW, and the KI community represents over 10% of the list. The cohort of 100 influencers, nominated by leaders in biotechnology and biosciences, includes 11 current and former KI faculty...
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 companion papers published in Cell, KI faculty members Matthew Vander Heiden and David Sabatini identify why proliferating cells, particularly tumor cells, require mitochondrial respiration. The researchers found that the primary role of respiration in cell proliferation is to provide...
July 07, 2015
News
New material opens possibilities for super-long-acting pills
KI researchers have developed a new material for creating safe and long-acting gastrointestinal devices, such as orally delivered capsules that can release drugs for up to several months at a time, which could improve medication adherence. This elastic polymer gel can compress and fold devices into...
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: Paula Hammond, KI faculty member, David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, and MIT alumna, has been named head of MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering (ChemE). A member of the MIT faculty since 1995, she is the first woman and first person...