Making roadway spending more sustainable

Current and former MIT researchers find novel tools can improve the sustainability of road networks on a limited budget.

Andrew Logan | MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
today ~9 min

Citizens emerge from the slums

PhD student Ying Gao's research reveals that the urban poor in the developing world are politically engaged and capable of effecting change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
today ~8 min

Counting cells may shed light on how cancer spreads

MIT engineers devised a way to count elusive circulating tumor cells in mice, allowing them to study the dynamics of metastasis.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
today ~6 min

Behind the scenes, brain circuit ensures vision remains reliable

A study of mice watching movies shows our brain cells rely on a circuit of inhibitory neurons to help ensure that the same images are represented consistently.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
yesterday ~7 min

Using AI and old reports to understand new medical images

Scientists employ an underused resource — radiology reports that accompany medical images — to improve the interpretive abilities of machine learning algorithms.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
yesterday ~4 min

Climate change: Whisper it cautiously... there's been progress in run up to COP26

Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.

Sept. 24, 2021 ~7 min

Deep learning helps predict new drug combinations to fight Covid-19

Neural network identifies synergistic drug blends for treating viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Sept. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Toward a smarter electronic health record

An AI-enhanced system enables doctors to spend less time searching for clinical information and more time treating patients.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 23, 2021 ~9 min

Making health and motion sensing devices more personal

An electrical impedance tomography toolkit lets users design and fabricate health and motion sensing devices.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Sept. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Study: Global cancer risk from burning organic matter comes from unregulated chemicals

The researchers hope scientists and regulators will consider a broader class of compounds in evaluating cancer risk due to PAH exposure.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 22, 2021 ~7 min