Where Einstein Meets Edison

Microbial Fuel Cells: A Potential Platform for the New Decade

Microbial Fuel Cells: A Potential Platform for the New Decade

Sep 14, 2010

From the rise of social media and hybrid cars to the completion of the Human Genome Project, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs have made great strides over the last decade. We should be proud. Yet, despite our successes, we solved so few of the developing world’s most pertinent problems. Nearly half of the world’s population, more than 3 billion...

Genomic Sequencing for Low-Cost Diagnostics

Genomic Sequencing for Low-Cost Diagnostics

Mar 28, 2010

Just as he rolls out of bed and before brushing his teeth, MIT PhD student Lawrence David uses a cotton swab to save a sample of the bacteria in his mouth.  When he gets to his lab, he stores this sample alongside the other saliva and feces samples he has been collecting for the last eight months.  Later in the day, he will collect stool samples.  David and...

The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

The Lifeblood of Life Sciences

Feb 28, 2010

How Massachusetts Life Sciences Venture Capital Funding Has Fared in the Downturn. The massive Massachusetts life science cluster is made up of over 100 universities and colleges, 70 hospitals, 200 medical device companies and 400 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies across the state1. In 2006, it directly employed over 75,000 people and was responsible...