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Study suggests animals think probabilistically to distinguish contexts
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 12. August 2020 at 18:00
New statistical model may help scientists understand how animals infer whether surroundings are novel or haven’t changed enough to be a new context.
SMART research enhances dengue vaccination in mice
by Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology on 11. August 2020 at 18:00
Sequential immunization might be safer and more effective than the existing tetravalent vaccine.
Proteins — and labs — coming together to prevent Rett syndrome
by Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute on 29. Juli 2020 at 19:00
Disruption of condensates in the neurodevelopmental disorder provides insights into how cells compartmentalize chromosomes, as well as new potential therapies.
3 Questions: Jonathan King on the future of nuclear weapons testing
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 29. Juli 2020 at 18:55
Professor of biology discusses a scientist’s responsibility to speak out about important issues that affect our nation and the world.
Bringing RNA into genomics
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 29. Juli 2020 at 15:00
ENCODE consortium identifies RNA sequences that are involved in regulating gene expression.
Gene-controlling mechanisms play key role in cancer progression
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 23. Juli 2020 at 14:36
Study finds “epigenomic” alterations evolve as lung tumors become more aggressive and metastasize.
3 Questions: Ibrahim Cissé on using physics to decipher biology
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 22. Juli 2020 at 21:15
A biophysicist employs super-resolution microscopy to peer inside living cells and witness never-before-seen phenomena.
Seemingly similar, two neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 20. Juli 2020 at 17:55
Diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate reveal distinct propensities for change, or “plasticity.”
LEAH Knox Scholars Program kicks off fourth summer
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 14. Juli 2020 at 19:00
The science program for local high school students is remote this year, as MIT instructors create at-home lab experiences.
Flatworms muscle new eyes' wiring into their brains
by Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute on 8. Juli 2020 at 19:45
Peter Reddien's lab at the Whitehead Institute takes a step forward in understanding how neural circuits could be regenerated in adults.
Twelve MIT faculty honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2020-2021
by Ellie Immerman | Office of Graduate Education on 30. Juni 2020 at 18:30
Honor recognizes faculty mentors who devote true attention to students’ well-being.
Learning during lockdown
by Kate Stringer | MIT Open Learning on 30. Juni 2020 at 18:20
Whether seeking a career change or rediscovering intellectual pursuits, learners worldwide turn to <i>MITx</i> courses.
Biology community holds daylong program to address diversity and inclusion
by Department of Biology on 26. Juni 2020 at 19:50
In honor of #ShutDownSTEM, students, faculty, and staff facilitated virtual discussions to understand and combat anti-Black racism in academia.
How cancer drugs find their targets
by Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute on 26. Juni 2020 at 18:20
Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.
Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 23. Juni 2020 at 15:45
The lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on where the reward lies.
Unlocking the secrets of a plastic-eater
by Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science on 8. Juni 2020 at 18:15
Graduate student Linda Zhong and professor of biology Anthony Sinskey are studying the plastic-devouring enzyme PETase as a way to improve recycling.
3 Questions: Seychelle Vos on detangling DNA
by Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology on 28. Mai 2020 at 19:45
An unconventional geneticist uses cryogenic electron microscopy and crystallography to understand gene expression and cell fate.
A Ticketmaster for science seminars
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 26. Mai 2020 at 4:00
Despite physical isolation, MIT mathematicians build one-stop portal to online talks around the world.
Six from MIT awarded research funding to address Covid-19
by Mindy Blodgett | Institute for Medical Engineering and Science on 19. Mai 2020 at 20:45
Multi-institutional MassCPR initiative announces more than $16.5 million to support 62 Boston-area projects.
Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 19. Mai 2020 at 18:10
The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 research projects aimed at addressing the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Study finds “volume dial” for turning neural communication up or down
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute on 13. Mai 2020 at 15:45
The protein Synaptotagmin 7 limits supply of neurotransmitter-containing vesicles for release at synapses.
Third annual Science Slam becomes first virtual Research Slam
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 12. Mai 2020 at 16:05
Nine biology alumni had just three minutes and one slide to awe the audience and judges.
HIV genome bends over backwards to help virus take over cells
by Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute on 11. Mai 2020 at 18:40
Differently shaped RNA molecules allow HIV to express different genes from the same RNA sequence.
Kerry Emanuel, David Sabatini, and Peter Shor receive BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge awards
by Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics on 8. Mai 2020 at 15:30
Laureates recognized for contributions to climate change, biomedicine, and quantum cryptography.
Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 4. Mai 2020 at 16:00
When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
Myth-busting on YouTube
by Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science on 3. Mai 2020 at 4:00
Postdoc Izabella Pena uses social media to combat the infodemic about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Life and learning find a way during a pandemic
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 30. April 2020 at 17:40
Despite Covid-19 physical distancing, the Department of Biology has come together while being apart.
3 Questions: Michael Yaffe on treating Covid-19 patients with acute respiratory distress
by Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute on 29. April 2020 at 20:45
MIT professor and intensivist/trauma surgeon explains the new challenges that Covid-19 brings to treating patients in acute respiratory distress.
Engineers develop precision injection system for plants
by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office on 27. April 2020 at 3:59
Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
Six from MIT elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2020
by MIT News Office on 24. April 2020 at 4:00
Prestigious honor society announces more than 250 new members.
Professor Emeritus Arnold Demain, a pioneer in the development of antibiotics, dies at 92
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 14. April 2020 at 19:10
An eminent microbiologist, Demain conducted groundbreaking antibiotics research and mentored hundreds of young scientists.
Katie Collins, Vaishnavi Phadnis, and Vaibhavi Shah named 2020-21 Goldwater Scholars
by Fernanda Ferreira | School of Science on 9. April 2020 at 17:55
Three MIT undergraduates who use computer science to explore human biology and health honored for their academic achievements.
Researching from home: Science stays social, even at a distance
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 7. April 2020 at 18:00
Picower Institute researchers are advancing their work in many ways despite time away from the lab required to corral Covid-19.
Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 2. April 2020 at 20:50
Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells.
Newly discovered enzyme “square dance” helps generate DNA building blocks
by Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology on 30. März 2020 at 17:40
MIT biochemists can trap and visualize an enzyme as it becomes active — an important development that may aid in future drug development.
MIT-affiliated companies take on Covid-19
by Zach Winn | MIT News Office on 26. März 2020 at 4:00
A variety of companies with MIT ties are working to address aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A stopgap measure to treat respiratory distress
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 24. März 2020 at 18:58
Repurposing a drug used for blood clots may help Covid-19 patients in danger of respiratory failure, researchers suggest.
Thank you for your patients
by Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute on 23. März 2020 at 19:00
An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.
The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 23. März 2020 at 16:00
Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to other systems, from ocean and atmospheric circulations to quantum fluids.
Early warning of disease exposure could improve public health responses
by Dorothy Ryan | Lincoln Laboratory on 19. März 2020 at 20:00
Lincoln Laboratory researchers explore the impact of technology that detects a person's exposure to disease-causing pathogens before symptoms manifest.
Bacterial enzyme could become a new target for antibiotics
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 17. März 2020 at 13:26
Scientists discover the structure of an enzyme, found in the human gut, that breaks down a component of collagen.
Pioneering researcher Jonathan Weissman joins Whitehead Institute and MIT
by Merrill Meadow | Whitehead Institute on 16. März 2020 at 17:55
Globally respected cell biologist will be the Whitehead Institute’s inaugural Landon T. Clay Professor of Biology and a professor of biology at MIT.
School of Science announces 2020 Infinite Mile Awards
by School of Science on 16. März 2020 at 17:45
Ten staff members recognized for dedication to School of Science and to MIT.
Historic migration patterns are written in Americans' DNA
by Tom Ulrich | Broad Institute on 5. März 2020 at 19:11
Genetic, geographic, and demographic data from more than 30,000 Americans reveal more genetic diversity within ancestry groups than previously thought.
QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2020
by MIT News Office on 4. März 2020 at 0:01
Institute ranks second in five subject areas.
A force for health equity
by Becky Ham | MIT News Office on 1. März 2020 at 4:59
Through on-site projects in developing countries and internships in the business world, Kendyll Hicks explores the political and economic drivers of global health.
Mirrored chip could enable handheld dark-field microscopes
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 24. Februar 2020 at 16:29
Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.
Why C. difficile infection spreads despite increased sanitation practices
by Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on 12. Februar 2020 at 20:40
Research underscores infection is not a common hospital transmission.
Gerald Fink awarded the Genetic Society of America’s Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal
by Merrill Meadow | Whitehead Institute on 4. Februar 2020 at 18:35
Award recognizes scientists for lifetime achievement in genetics research who has a strong history as a mentor.
Chemists unveil the structure of an influenza B protein
by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office on 3. Februar 2020 at 16:00
Findings could help researchers design drugs to treat influenza B infections.