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September 24, 2020

Type 1 diabetes from a beta cell’s perspective

A new experimental system shows how insulin-producing beta cells react under autoimmune attack during type 1 diabetes; the results could lead to better treatments

Image of small parasites infecting a larger host cell.

September 23, 2020

These genes help explain how malaria parasites survive treatment with common drug

Whitehead Institute Member Sebastian Lourido’s CRISPR screen technique reveals factors in parasites’ susceptibility to antibiotics

September 16, 2020

Bringing new energy to mitochondria research

Whitehead Institute researchers may have identified the long-sought after transport molecule for NAD, a molecule used to produce the energy that powers our cells.

September 8, 2020

COVID-19 scientific leaders share expertise in new MIT class

A new MIT course on the Covid-19 pandemic, available to the public online, brings together top Covid-19 experts to educate students on up-to-date pandemic science.

August 25, 2020

A lab away from lab: Virtual summer program lets students do science at home

Whitehead Institute’s science program for middle schoolers, Expedition: Bio, took place online this year but still managed to give students lots of hands-on science experience.

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