Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
March 9, 2020 • ~5 min
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Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.
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Research underscores infection is not a common hospital transmission.
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Findings could help researchers design drugs to treat influenza B infections.
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MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.
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Deborah Hung shares research strategies to combat tuberculosis as part of the Department of Biology's IAP seminar series on microbes in health and disease.
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Researchers find master regulator needed for Toxoplasma gondii parasite to chronically infect host; promising step toward infection treatment, prevention.
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The same neurons responsible for encoding reward also form new memories to suppress fearful ones.
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Biologists devise an efficient method to prepare fluorescently tagged proteins and simulate their native environment.
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A molecule that’s known for its smelly and poisonous nature on Earth may be a sure-fire sign of extraterrestrial life.
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