Science communication competition brings research into the real world

“We need more scientists who can explain their work clearly, explain science to the public, and help us build a science-literate world.”

Amanda Cornwall | MIT Career Advising and Professional Development • mit
April 30, 2024 ~8 min

Robotic nerve ‘cuffs’ could help treat a range of neurological conditions

Researchers have developed tiny, flexible devices that can wrap around individual nerve fibres without damaging them.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 26, 2024 ~5 min

Two MIT teams selected for NSF sustainable materials grants

Chosen from 16 finalist teams, the MIT-led projects will investigate quantum topological materials and sustainable microchip production.

David L. Chandler | Elizabeth A. Thomson | MIT News | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
April 25, 2024 ~11 min

Study demonstrates efficacy of MIT-led Brave Behind Bars program

Programming course for incarcerated people boosts digital literacy and self-efficacy, highlighting potential for reduced recidivism.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
April 24, 2024 ~8 min

MIT announces 2024 Bose Grants

The grants fund studies of green hydrogen production, fetal health-sensing fabric, basalt architecture, and shark-based ocean monitoring.

Becky Ham | Office of the Provost • mit
April 24, 2024 ~8 min

Circadian rhythms can influence drugs’ effectiveness

MIT researchers find circadian variations in liver function play an important role in how drugs are broken down in the body.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
April 24, 2024 ~7 min

Ian Waitz named vice president for research

The former vice chancellor for undergraduate and graduate education will leverage more than 30 years of experience at the Institute to oversee MIT’s research activities.

Zach Winn | MIT News • mit
April 24, 2024 ~5 min

A closed-loop drug-delivery system could improve chemotherapy

New CLAUDIA system could continuously monitor patients during an infusion and adjust dosage to maintain optimal drug levels.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
April 24, 2024 ~9 min

MIT scientists tune the entanglement structure in an array of qubits

The advance offers a way to characterize a fundamental resource needed for quantum computing.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 24, 2024 ~9 min

Mapping the brain pathways of visual memorability

For the first time, researchers use a combination of MEG and fMRI to map the spatio-temporal human brain dynamics of a visual image being recognized.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
April 23, 2024 ~6 min