Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
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The company is developing treatments that restore gut bacteria in people struggling with a range of diseases.
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The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers discover mysterious bacteria that break it down in the gut.
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Most commercial hand sanitizers are mainly alcohol, but forget about hitting the liquor store and mixing your own.
March 13, 2020 • ~4 min
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Professor Emily Balskus and her team have identified an entirely new class of enzymes that degrade chemicals essential for neurological health, but also help digest foods like nuts, berries, and tea, releasing nutrients that may impact human health.
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A new daughter helped Alejandra Falla PhD ’18 gain perspective on life — and her tiny MIT regalia stole the show at Commencement.
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Interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling.
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New research provides insight into the behavior of microbial communities in the ocean.
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The Microbiology Graduate PhD Program spans 50 labs across 10 departments and divisions, offering a broad approach to microbial science and engineering.
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