No more insulin injections?

No more insulin injections?

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment. In patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the pancreas, eventually leaving patients without …

Elfar Adalsteinsson to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Elfar Adalsteinsson to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Elfar Adalsteinsson, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and …

More than 25 from MIT named to Forbes 30 Under 30 lists in 2016

More than 25 from MIT named to Forbes 30 Under 30 lists in 2016

According to Forbes magazine, their fifth annual 30 Under 30 lists showcase “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” who are less than than 30 years …

Tracing a cellular family tree

Tracing a cellular family tree

New technique allows tracking of gene expression over generations of cells as they specialize. By combining sophisticated RNA sequencing technology with a new device that …

Scientists discover how cancer cells escape blood vessels

Scientists discover how cancer cells escape blood vessels

Study offers new targets for drugs that may prevent cancer from spreading Scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered how cancer cells latch …

IMES is a hub that brings together the community of students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who work at the convergence of engineering, science, and translational medicine.

“This finding really excites us because it makes us think that this is a gene repair system that could be used to treat a range of diseases — not just tyrosinemia but others as well,” Daniel Anderson says.

Image: Ernesto del Aguila III/NHGRI
February 1, 2016

New delivery method boosts efficiency of CRISPR genome-editing system. The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace …

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Photo by Justin Knight.
February 5, 2016

Benefitting Generations Daniel Anderson agrees his research may sound like science fiction: smart biomaterials, cellular-level drug delivery, genome editing, cell transplantation, and RNA interference. In …

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Four MIT faculty are among the the 168 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors elected in 2015. They have been honored for their "prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.” (Clockwise from top left): Angela M. Belcher; Sangeeta N. Bhatia; H. Robert Horvitz; and Emery N. Brown.

Credit: Belcher photo by Dominick Reuter. Bhatia and Brown photos by Bryce Vickmark. Horvitz photo by Donna Coveney.
December 18, 2015

Belcher, Bhatia, Brown, and Horvitz recognized for demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation and invention resulting in a tangible impact on society. Four MIT faculty …

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Free Webinar: Avoiding The Negotiating Mistakes That Entrepreneurs Make February 4, 2016

Free Webinar: Thursday, February 4 from 2-3pm You have a great idea. Now it’s time to bring it to market. How do you negotiate successfully …

In Sierra Leone, health care workers use infrared thermometers to monitor those who may have come in contact with Ebola…

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Technical Assistant - Shalek Lab

The Shalek Lab specializes in leveraging novel single-cell genomic approaches to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems. The position will allow the applicant to gain experience in this field, with a specific focus in cancer immunobiology. . .

Technical Assistant - Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Position will assist with general operational and research-related tasks in an experimental neuroscience/engineering laboratory working with both mice and clinical samples. . .

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