David Berry says that it was actually MIT Prof. Robert Langer who gave him the insight to make his discoveries when he told him to think in the context of big problems. “As I looked at my microcosm of research, I asked myself, How can I use these results to treat stroke or cancer?” Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2005

Winning Ideas

Grad student David Berry wins the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention for developing revolutionary approaches to treat stroke and cancer.

Carlos Lois, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences and a member of the Picower Center for Learning and Memory, is researching a way to grow new brain cells, which might one day replace those lost in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, or injury. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2004

New Growth

Asst. Prof. Carlos Lois is researching a way to grow new brain cells.