October 2013: 4

Breaking Through Cancer’s Shield
“Experimental treatment prevents cancer cells from blocking the immune response”
Gina Kolata, New York Times — October 14, 2013

Curve Ball
“New approaches, surprising results challenge fundamental principle of drug discovery”
Jake Miller, Harvard Medical News — October 9, 2013

One-two punch knocks out aggressive tumors
“New nanoparticles weaken tumor-cell defenses, then strike with chemotherapy drug”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — October 21, 2013

Talking With Light
“Hydrogel implant enables light-based communication with cells inside the body”
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medical News — October 22, 2013

The colorful lives of squid
“Squids, octopuses and cuttlefishes are nature’s iPads”
Susan Milius, sciencenews.org — October 21, 2013

Learning

The Power of Patience
“Teaching students the value of deceleration and immersive attention”
Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard Magazine — November 2013

Light: optical manipulation of quantum states

Electronics takes on a new spin (background)
“Researchers at MIT find a way to observe and control the way electrons spin on the surface of exotic new materials”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — December 5, 2011

Persuading light to mix it up with matter
“MIT team documents a never-before-seen coupling of photons with electrons on the surface of an exotic crystal”
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office — October 26, 2013

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