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Following a code for swapping amino acids makes membrane proteins water soluble.  (Chemical & Engineering News, 8/29/2018)  [link] [local pdf]

Scientists alter membrane proteins to make them easier to study  (ScienceDaily, 8/28/2018)  [link] [local pdf]

Scientists alter membrane proteins to make them easier to study  (MIT News, 8/27/2018)
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Research Highlights, 1967-2016.  (MIT Office of the Provost, Institutional Research)
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Growing a business from the lab (MIT News, 02/03/2014)
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Chinese investors tap US Biotechs (Nature Biotechnology Interview, 02/2013)
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Harnessing nature’s solar cells, (MIT News, 02/03/2012)
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Banking on algae for fuel, Energy Next 08/2011
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Teaching algae to make fuel (MIT News, 07/20/2011)
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Never stop asking questions (CSIR Intraweb, 09/24/2010)
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Zhang inducted into Austrian Academy of Sciences (MIT News, 05/27/2010)
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New gel offers controlled drug delivery (MIT News, 03/09/2010)
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Sniffing out success (MIT Tech Talk, 10/01/2008)
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Preventing forest fires with tree power (MIT Tech Talk, 09/24/2008)
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Hope on the horizon (MIT News Office, 05/21/2008)
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NMR probe gets new geometry (Analytical Chemistry, 08/01/2007)
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Designing New Drug Nanocarriers (Scitizen News, 6/18/2007)
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NMR advance relies on microscopic detector (MIT Tech Talk, 5/27/2007)
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Better Pictures of Proteins (MIT Technology Review, 5/24/2007)
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NMR advance relies on microscopic detector (MIT News Office, 5/15/2007)
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Tissue Engineering: Making Blind Rats See (Forbes, 4/24/2007)
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China Science Times, 2/2007
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MIT Tech Talk, 1/10/2007
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2-D Or Not 2-D (Scitizen News, 1/8/2007)
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Creation of new organs a step closer (Guardian, 12/2006)
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A 3-D Replacement for the Petri Dish (Scientific American, 12/28/2006)
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MIT creates 3D scaffold for growing stem cells (MIT News, 12/27/2006)
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Austrian honor for Zhang (MIT News Office, 12/8/2006)
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Self-Assembling Peptide Nanofiber Scaffold and Regeneration (InnoVita, 10/25/2006)
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MIT material stops bleeding in seconds (MIT News, 10/10/2006)
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Leading MIT scientists join effort to mentor youth (MIT News, 9/27/2006)
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Three at MIT conceive cell-shaped building (MIT News, 7/28/2006)
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Awards and Honors (MIT News, 5/24/2006)
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MIT researchers restore vision in rodents blinded by brain damage (MIT News, 3/13/2006)
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Spinach. It saved Popeye, now it could save the world (World Changing Ideas, 1/2006)
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Simple Peptides Stabilize Mighty Membrane Proteins for Study (PLoS Biology, 7/2005)
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Boston Science Museum Exhibition, 2005
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Spinach Power Adds Muscle to Batteries (New York Times, 11/11/2004)
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Popeye Power May Energize Tomorrow's Electronics (Innovation, 10/18/2004)
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"We're talking real 'green' energy" (Boston Globe, 9/18/2004)
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Green, leafy spinach may soon power more than Popeye's biceps (MIT News, 9/15/2004)
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Protein Power: Solar cell produces electricity from spinach and bacterial proteins (Science News, 6/5/2004)
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Special bond links scientists and their peptides (MIT News, 9/3/2003)
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Biology: the ultimate robotics (MIT News, 9/3/2003)
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A serendipitous discovery (MIT News, 9/3/2003)
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MIT senior lands story in journal, trip to D.C. (MIT News, 5/14/2003)
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Regenerative Medicine R&D Comes of Age (Genetic Engineering News, 1/1/2003)
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Cartilage technique holds promise for injuries, arthritis (MIT News, 7/17/2002)
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Technique could improve cartilage repair (MIT News, 7/15/2002)
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A magnetic hub Boston (Nature BS, 5/16/2002)
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New nanomaterial could slide into future soap (MIT News, 4/3/2002)
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Tvätta kalsingar med nanoteknik (Biotech & Forskking, 4/2002)
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Revolutionizing Human Health (MIT Spectrum, 2002)
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No Assembly Required for These Tiny Machines (Boston Globe, 10/16/2001)
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Peptide/protein self-assembly applications touted at conference (MIT News, 9/12/2001)
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One-Upping Nature’s Materials (Science News, 12/2000)
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Nervous engineering (Nature News, 6/15/2000)
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New biomaterial is able to support living nerve cells (MIT News, 6/7/2000)
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Biomaterial called scientists' best hope for growing nerves (Boston Globe, 6/6/2000)
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MIT, NYU researchers create first "designer" biomaterial for growing mammalian cells (MIT News, 6/5/2000)
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Biological Scaffold Allows Nerve Cells to Grow and Form Connections (Whitaker Foundation News, 6/3/2000)
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Peptides can be made into new class of biological materials (MIT News Office, 9/1/1999)
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MIT research, inventions in the news (MIT News, 10/19/1997)
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Researchers zero in on cell malfunction causing Alzheimer's (MIT News, 2/25/1997)
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Notes from the lab: A New Material for Tissue Engineering? (MIT News, 2/9/1994)
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Material Peptide:  A piece of yeast protein becomes a building block for scientists. (Science News, 05/15/1993) [local copy]

Peptide plus salt makes membrane (MIT News, 4/28/1993)
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