Harvard researchers uncover novel family of sensors in octopuses.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology cell faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas juan-siliezar octopus department-of-molecular-and-cellular-biology bellono-lab chemotactile-receptors corey-ah-allard lena-van-giesen peter-b-kilian
The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: conservation conservation-of-native-species quick-reads research-brief protected-areas sixth-extinction native-species convention-on-biological-diversity
MIT conference illustrates technologies developed in response to the pandemic and new opportunities for AI solutions for clinical management.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 pandemic health-care disease research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs special-events-and-guest-speakers collaboration biological-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing j-clinic
Immuneering uses bioinformatics to develop new medicines while also helping large pharmaceutical companies improve their treatments.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: health medicine genetics cancer startups biology rna alzheimers data disease research drug-development school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae biological-engineering
Understanding why older chimps tend to favor small circles of meaningful, established friendships rather than seek new ones may help scientists gain a better picture of what healthy human aging should look like and what triggers this social change.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas science juan-siliezar aging chimpanzees department-of-human-evolutionary-biology alexandra-rosati kibale-chimpanzee-project lindsey-hagberg martin-n-muller melissa-emery-thompson richard-w-wrangham zarin-machanda
An optical sensor that can detect individual molecules promises early detection of diseases and environmental contamination.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: engineering chemistry covid-19 photonics sars-cov-2 quick-reads research-brief sensors biochemistry biomedical-research biomedical-engineering biosensors biological-sensor
Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, MIT students have carved out meaningful hands-on experiences.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: mathematics covid-19 biology pandemic research students graduate-postdoctoral school-of-engineering school-of-science education-teaching-academics electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs undergraduate school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences vice-chancellor civil-and-environmental-engineering whitehead-institute biological-engineering chemical-engineering misti undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Computational method for screening drug compounds can help predict which ones will work best against tuberculosis or other diseases.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: machine-learning mathematics medicine drug-discovery artificial-intelligence broad-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail biological-engineering mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Study finds that compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: genetics cancer biology research cells mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering
We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity rivers endangered-species freshwater-biology invasive-species crustaceans
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