Monthly Archives: August 2017


Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually. Source: [MIT News Office, Anne Trafton | August 30, 2017] Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of information about that neuron’s function and how it coordinates […]


Krystyn Van Vliet named associate provost

Engineer brings active interest in innovation to new role. Source: [MIT News Office, Peter Dizikes | August 16, 2017] Krystyn Van Vliet, an MIT professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, with wide-ranging interests in research and innovation, has been named as the Institute’s new […]


What baby siblings can teach us about autism

Source: [Spectrum, Ingfei Chen | August 16, 2017] In October 2010, Lisa and Eugene Jeffers learned that their daughter Jade, then nearly 2 and a half years old, has autism. The diagnosis felt like a double whammy. The parents were soon engulfed by stress from juggling Jade’s new therapy appointments and […]