When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding

Social media users share charts and graphs — often with the same underlying data — to advocate opposing approaches to the pandemic.

Daniel Ackerman | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2021 ~9 min

Chemists boost boron’s utility

A strategy for preventing boron-containing compounds from breaking down could help medicinal chemists design new drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 2, 2021 ~5 min

Metabolic mutations help bacteria resist drug treatment

Study suggests forcing bacteria to burn more energy could make them more susceptible to antibiotics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Machine-learning model helps determine protein structures

New technique reveals many possible conformations that a protein may take.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 4, 2021 ~7 min

An origami-inspired medical patch for sealing internal injuries

The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”

Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Astronomers detect extended dark matter halo around ancient dwarf galaxy

Findings suggest the first galaxies in the universe were more massive than previously thought.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~6 min

A high-resolution glimpse of gene expression in cells

Expanding tissue samples before sequencing allows researchers to pinpoint locations of RNA molecules.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

Why cancer cells waste so much energy

MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Model analyzes how viruses escape the immune system

Using this computational system, researchers can identify viral protein sequences that could make better vaccine targets.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 14, 2021 ~8 min

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