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A new way to regulate gene expression
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 9. Dezember 2019 at 19:40
Biologists uncover an evolutionary trick to control gene expression that reverses the flow of genetic information from RNA splicing back to transcription.
Investigating the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis
by Kate S. Petersen | EAPS on 4. Dezember 2019 at 18:00
EAPS scientists find an alternative explanation for mineral evidence thought to signal the presence of oxygen prior to the Great Oxidation Event.
Three MIT seniors to join 2021 class of Schwarzman Scholars
by Julia Mongo | Distinguished Fellowships on 4. Dezember 2019 at 15:00
Two alumni have also been selected; the scholars will study global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.
Continuing a legacy of Antarctic exploration
by Fatima Husain | EAPS on 22. November 2019 at 16:55
The Summons Lab compares lipids from Antarctic microbial communities to century-old samples.
Taking a moonshot at a rare childhood cancer
by Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute on 20. November 2019 at 15:40
Team of researchers including MIT Professor Angela Koehler obtains $5.8 million grant to study fusion-positive alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.
Microbial cooperation at the micron scale impacts biodegradation
by Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on 15. November 2019 at 19:15
MIT researchers demonstrate how often-ignored microbial interactions have a significant impact on the biodegradation of complex materials.
New pathway for lung cancer treatment
by Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute on 6. November 2019 at 19:00
MIT researchers identify pyrimidine biosynthesis as a target for the treatment of small cell lung cancer.
School of Science appoints 14 faculty members to named professorships
by School of Science on 4. November 2019 at 16:50
Those selected for these positions receive additional support to pursue their research and develop their careers.
Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 23. Oktober 2019 at 17:00
Engineered signaling pathways could offer a new way to build synthetic biology circuits.
Ankur Jain awarded Packard Foundation Fellowship
by Merrill Meadow | Whitehead Institute on 21. Oktober 2019 at 17:20
Whitehead Institute member and assistant professor of biology receives one of the most prestigious non-governmental awards for early-career scientists.
Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 21. Oktober 2019 at 15:00
Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.
Two from MIT elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 21. Oktober 2019 at 14:00
Sangeeta Bhatia and Richard Young recognized for their contributions to “advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”
Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 20. Oktober 2019 at 3:59
His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.
Whitehead Institute team resolves structure of master growth regulator
by Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute on 18. Oktober 2019 at 18:10
New research reveals how mTORC1 docks at lysosomal surface.
Computer science in service of medicine
by Shafaq Patel | MIT News correspondent on 18. Oktober 2019 at 4:00
Senior Kristy Carpenter aims to leverage artificial intelligence and other computational tools to develop new, more affordable drugs.
Imaging combined with genetic screening of cells enhances genomic discoveries
by Namrata Sengupta | Broad Institute on 17. Oktober 2019 at 17:23
New image-based genetic screening method helps researchers identify key regulators of inflammation.
“Biogenesis” podcast highlights MIT students behind cutting-edge biology research
by Department of Biology | Whitehead Institute on 16. Oktober 2019 at 16:30
The MIT Department of Biology and Whitehead Institute are producing a podcast featuring young scientists and why they chose to study biology.
Artificial gut aims to expose the elusive microbiome
by Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory on 3. Oktober 2019 at 16:35
Testing platform will allow the research community to explore the human microbiome in new ways.
Ruth Lehmann elected as director of Whitehead Institute
by Lisa Girard | Whitehead Institute on 19. September 2019 at 18:00
Lehmann, a world-renowned developmental and cell biology researcher, is the institute’s fifth director.
Study finds hub linking movement and motivation in the brain
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 19. September 2019 at 16:50
Detailed observations in the lateral septum indicate region processes movement and reward information to help direct behavior.
Mehrdad Jazayeri and Hazel Sive awarded 2019 School of Science teaching prizes
by School of Science on 18. September 2019 at 18:30
Nominated by peers and students, professors in brain and cognitive sciences and biology are recognized for excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.
Understanding genetic circuits and genome organization
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 12. September 2019 at 15:45
Assistant professors Pulin Li and Seychelle Vos are investigating how cells become tissues and the proteins that organize DNA.
A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions
by Saima Sidik | Department of Biology on 3. September 2019 at 20:05
Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends.
Comparing primate vocalizations
by Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office on 3. September 2019 at 16:18
Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans.
A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 2. September 2019 at 15:00
Researchers identify nearly 8,000 strains of bacteria, while also clarifying their genetic and metabolic context.
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 22. August 2019 at 17:59
Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices.
Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 22. August 2019 at 15:02
Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.
To divide or not to divide?
by Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute on 21. August 2019 at 15:55
Whitehead Institute team reveals molecular program that controls cells’ capacity for division.
Mentorship and scholarship keep summer biology research program strong
by Laura Carter | School of Science on 19. August 2019 at 17:45
Support from Squire Booker PhD ’94 and the Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould Fund helps MSRP-bio students excel.
From streams to teams
by Laura Carter | School of Science on 18. August 2019 at 4:00
Graduate student Maya Stokes, a geomorphology expert and ultimate frisbee coach, shows her passion for teaching in the field and on the field.
An emerging view of RNA transcription and splicing
by Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute on 9. August 2019 at 15:30
Whitehead Institute scientists find chemical modification contributes to trafficking between non-membrane-bound compartments that control gene expression.
Study furthers radically new view of gene control
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 8. August 2019 at 14:59
Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes.
How brain cells pick which connections to keep
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 6. August 2019 at 15:00
Novel study shows protein CPG15 acts as a molecular proxy of experience to mark synapses for stabilization.
A new way to block unwanted genetic transfer
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 5. August 2019 at 17:30
Researchers identify a strategy to prevent mobile genetic elements from breaching the bacterial cell wall.
Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases
by Nicole Davis on 31. Juli 2019 at 18:25
Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.
Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model
by Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research on 26. Juli 2019 at 14:23
In a mouse model, restoring activity of a specific forebrain region reverses social traits associated with autism.
Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 25. Juli 2019 at 15:00
An algorithm developed to study the structure of galaxies helps explain a key feature of embryonic development.
New faces in the School of Science faculty
by School of Science on 23. Juli 2019 at 20:00
Departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics welcome new faculty members.
Uncovering the riches of traditional global medicine
by Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute on 23. Juli 2019 at 15:00
Researchers solve how the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules, demonstrate an extensible method to scale and optimize production.
Celebrating a curious mind: Steven Keating 1988-2019
by Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering on 22. Juli 2019 at 18:35
Steven Keating SM'12, PhD '16 inspired millions with his research-driven approach to battling cancer and his advocacy for open patient health data.
Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights
by Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute on 18. Juli 2019 at 18:00
Differences in male and female gene expression, including those contributing to height differences, found throughout the body in humans and other mammals.
Unmasking mutant cancer cells
by Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute on 17. Juli 2019 at 13:35
A new dosing regimen for an old cancer drug shows new promise as an immunotherapy.
New CRISPR platform expands RNA editing capabilities
by Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research on 11. Juli 2019 at 18:00
The new system, dubbed RESCUE, allows RNA edits to be made that were not previously possible.
Meet the 2019 tenured professors in the School of Science
by School of Science on 10. Juli 2019 at 15:20
Eight faculty members are granted tenure in five science departments.
Cancer biologists identify new drug combo
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 10. Juli 2019 at 14:59
Two drugs that block cell division synergize to kill tumor cells.
Ankita Reddy ’19 blends anthropology and biology to improve public health
by School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences on 3. Juli 2019 at 4:00
Recent graduate says culturally-aware approaches lead to more-effective medical interventions.
Angelika Amon and Dina Katabi named Carnegie Corporation “Great Immigrants”
by MIT News Office on 2. Juli 2019 at 17:15
MIT biologist and electrical engineer are two of 38 naturalized U.S. citizens honored for contributions to American society.
MIT Energy Initiative awards seven Seed Fund grants for early-stage energy research
by MIT Energy Initiative on 1. Juli 2019 at 17:05
Annual MITEI awards support research on methane conversion, efficient energy provision, plastics recycling, and more.
Record-breaking DNA comparisons drive fast forensics
by Anne McGovern | Lincoln Laboratory on 26. Juni 2019 at 16:10
Developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, IdPrism and its award-winning algorithms provide rapid analysis for complex forensic DNA samples.
For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions
by Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative on 26. Juni 2019 at 4:00
Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.