Breaking through the mucus barrier

A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 28, 2022 ~6 min

New program to support translational research in AI, data science, and machine learning

The MIT-Pillar AI Collective will cultivate prospective entrepreneurs and drive innovation.

School of Engineering • mit
Sept. 27, 2022 ~4 min

Neurodegenerative disease can progress in newly identified patterns

A machine-learning method finds patterns of health decline in ALS, informing future clinical trial designs and mechanism discovery. The technique also extends to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Lauren Hinkel | MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab • mit
Sept. 27, 2022 ~10 min

MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 26, 2022 ~7 min

Understanding reality through algorithms

Neuroscience PhD student Fernanda De La Torre uses complex algorithms to investigate philosophical questions about perception and reality.

Leah Campbell | School of Science • mit
Sept. 25, 2022 ~10 min

Cell Rover: Exploring and augmenting the inner world of the cell

MIT researchers demonstrate an intracellular antenna that's compatible with 3D biological systems and can operate wirelessly inside a living cell.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT Media Lab • mit
Sept. 22, 2022 ~6 min

In-home wireless device tracks disease progression in Parkinson’s patients

By continuously monitoring a patient’s gait speed, the system can assess the condition’s severity between visits to the doctor’s office.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2022 ~9 min

Ocean scientists measure sediment plume stirred up by deep-sea-mining vehicle

A new field study reveals a previously unobserved fluid dynamic process that is key to assessing impact of deep-sea mining operations.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 21, 2022 ~8 min

Visualizing migration stories

“Distance Unknown,” an exhibition by MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab, documents the often challenging journeys migrants undertake to gain economic opportunity and food security.

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Sept. 21, 2022 ~6 min

Passive cooling system could benefit off-grid locations

Relying on evaporation and radiation — but not electricity — the system could keep food fresh longer or supplement air conditioning in buildings.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 20, 2022 ~8 min