Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
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Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~10 min
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Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther gives a boost to diversity in STEM – a Black engineer's take on personal and professional inspiration
The late Hollywood star celebrated being young, Black and gifted, both on screen and off.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~8 min
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Neuroscientists find that interpreting code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion
The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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Genetic engineering transformed stem cells into working mini-livers that extended the life of mice with liver disease
New strategy helps build synthetic organs from scratch. This enabled the researchers to grow functioning liver tissue in the lab that could be transplanted into mice with liver disease.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Telomere shortening, long thought an unwanted side-effect of aging, actually protects against cancer in humans, a new study indicates.
Dec. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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