“SCOUT” helps researchers find, quantify significant differences among organoids

Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Dec. 14, 2020 ~9 min

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Covid-19 “super-spreading” events play outsized role in overall disease transmission

Mathematical analysis suggests that preventing large gatherings could significantly reduce Covid-19 infection rates.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

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An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Technique recovers lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells

Using these new particles, researchers could develop treatments for heart disease and other conditions.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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