MIT Biology News

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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...
June 06, 2015
News
Programmable probiotics
KI researchers in Sangeeta Bhatia's laboratory are engineering probiotics — bacteria similar to those found in yogurt — that can specifically detect metastatic tumors in the liver. These safe-to-consume bacteria, delivered orally, produce a luminescent signal that can be detected with a simple...
June 06, 2015
News
Manalis Lab microfluidics go with the flow
Researchers in the laboratory of KI faculty member Scott Manalis have developed a new technique to measure how tiny particles are relatively positioned as they flow through a fluidic channel. Using a suspended microchannel resonator, first developed by Manalis and his colleagues in 2007, the...
June 06, 2015
News
From body to bedside
KI researchers in the laboratories of David H. Koch Institute Professor Robert Langer and David H. Koch Professor of Engineering Michael Cima have developed an implantable device that could allow doctors to test drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy. When implanted in a tumor, this tiny...
June 06, 2015
News
No pain, big gain
Congratulations to the KI’s Carl Schoellhammer, graduate winner of the $15,000 Lemelson-MIT “Cure it!” Student Prize. He is developing two inventions for painless and effective drug delivery: a swallowable drug capsule coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the stomach lining...
May 05, 2015
Announcement
Professor Tyler Jacks receives MIT's Killian Award for Faculty Achievement
May 05, 2015
News
Graduate student Diviya Sinha earns Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship
Chemical engineering graduate student Diviya Sinha has received a Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. These fellowships are awarded to deserving female scientists and engineers from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees at...