Conservation could create jobs post-pandemic

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.

Heidi Peltier, Research Professor in Political Science; Faculty Research Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Making nuclear energy cost-competitive

Three MIT teams to explore novel ways to reduce operations and maintenance costs of advanced nuclear reactors.

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Gift to will allow MIT researchers to use artificial intelligence in a biomedical device

Device developed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the potential to replace damaged organs with lab-grown ones.

Maria Iacobo | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Jan. 29, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: sustainability artificial-intelligence funding tissue-engineering research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering bioengineering-and-biotechnology biomedicine

Taking a moonshot at a rare childhood cancer

Team of researchers including MIT Professor Angela Koehler obtains $5.8 million grant to study fusion-positive alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: medicine cancer funding biology broad-institute research school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih biological-engineering koch-institute grants

J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments

New partners will work with J-PAL to develop rigorous evaluations of policies related to criminal justice, health, housing stability, and economic security.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 28, 2019 ~11 min

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