Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~10 min
Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
Research suggests the products of transcription — RNA molecules — regulate their own production through a feedback loop.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
Tiny microRNAs help destroy unwanted messenger RNAs in cells. New research finds how the body keeps them in check.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, MIT students have carved out meaningful hands-on experiences.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~10 min
Peter Reddien's lab at the Whitehead Institute takes a step forward in understanding how neural circuits could be regenerated in adults.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.
June 26, 2020 • ~10 min
Differently shaped RNA molecules allow HIV to express different genes from the same RNA sequence.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Researchers find master regulator needed for Toxoplasma gondii parasite to chronically infect host; promising step toward infection treatment, prevention.
Jan. 21, 2020 • ~6 min
New research reveals how mTORC1 docks at lysosomal surface.
Oct. 18, 2019 • ~6 min