Fall 2011

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology — which emerged as a field about 25 years ago — now has an impact that will one day rival that of electricity, transistors, antibiotics, and the Internet — thanks in part to MIT research.

Jianzhu Chen’s work may one day lead to a cancer vaccine. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Spring 2011

Resisting Cancer

Jianzhu Chen is working to harness the immune system against tumors.

Prof. Richard Hynes provides insight into how cancer spreads.  Photo: Richard Howard
Summer 2010

Binding Cells

Prof. Richard Hynes, an MIT biologist, provides insight into how cancer spreads.

Mriganka Sur, head of MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Fall 2009

MIT Brainpower

Institute experts are now addressing one of the greatest intellectual and scientific challenges of the 21st century — understanding the human brain and mind.