Making stem-cell therapy a reality In Killian Award lecture, Rudolf Jaenisch outlines progress and possibilities for treating human disease with stem cells. Read more on the MIT News Office website here.
Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor crystals with vivid colors that can be used as visual labels in biology and medicine. Quantum dots excited by UV radiation emit light with an energy and color that is determined by the size of the quantum dot. Darcy Wanger describes how the characteristics ...
Important lessons in the story of RNAi and Alnylam and their broader implications will be shared.
MIT researchers found that arc-shaped magnetic nanotracks could be used most effectively to control the motion of magnetic microbeads across the surface of a silicon wafer. By combining these arcs, they produced configurations such as this, with two "reservoir" rings ...
Video of a patch of engineered heart tissue "beating" in response to electrical field stimulation. The tissue was created by culturing rat heart cells on an accordion-like honeycomb scaffold developed by MIT researchers. Original magnification = 100x. Photo Credit G.C. Engelmayr Jr., MIT
MIT Professor—and former Navy fighter pilot—Missy Cummings gives a talk at TEDMED 2012.
Berkmen discusses her research with Professors Utkan Demirci and Ed Boyden in developing 3-D brain tissue constructs.
06/10/2006 12:00 PM KresgeSubra Suresh, ScD '81, Dean, MIT School of Engineering; Description: Subra Suresh fleshes out the promise of nanotechnology, at least in regard to our understanding of disease. His talk, which focuses on malaria and its impact on red blood ...
My video submission for the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention, describing a novel mechanism to increase the safety of puncture access procedures.
Profile video of Nikolai Begg, 2013 $30,000 winner of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his portfolio of novel medical devices that are helping to make surgical procedures less invasive.
This video illustrates how estrogen is extracted from a drop of human blood using a novel microfluidics chip developed at the University of Toronto. The samples are lysed, and then the estrogen is extracted into a polar solvent (methanol), while the unwanted parts of the blood sample are ...
Nozomi, a self-described artist and comic book lover, describes how her training to become a scientist was akin to that of a ninja.
Eric Williams explains the story behind his beautiful image, "On the Scent: Investigating an Anti-Aging Gene Inside the Nose." Eric's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards.
David Tuveson - Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute