Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A microchip for metastasis

Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone—a painful development that can cause fractures and ...

Feb 06, 2014 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Growing a business, from the lab

In the early 1990s, MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang, then an MIT postdoc, stumbled upon peptides that could self-assemble into nanostructures, creating three-dimensional environments for cell culturing. It ...

Feb 03, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0