3 Questions: Anat Biletzki on the Human Rights and Technology Fellowship Program

Designed for students, the program explores on a grand scale how technology can aid or hinder human rights.

Center for International Studies • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic research students awards-honors-and-fellowships school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences technology-and-society 3-questions grants center-for-international-studies

Scientists uncover new clues about Parkinson’s disease

Tool developed at MIT simultaneously measures chemical and electrical brain signals, revealing unexpectedly complex relationship between brain signals.

Jennifer Michalowski | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: neuroscience disease research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute parkinsons

Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.

Leda Zimmerman | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: energy industry superconductors research renewable-energy school-of-engineering global faculty collaboration nuclear-science-and-engineering magnets alternative-energy plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion cern

To make mini-organs grow faster, give them a squeeze

Study finds that compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: genetics cancer biology research cells mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering

Technique recovers lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: chemistry broad-institute ragon-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes

India’s culture of coping with cancer

Dwaipayan Banerjee’s new book examines the psychological and social terrain of living with cancer in a country where the disease has long been downplayed.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine health-care india research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty books-and-authors program-in-sts

Generating photons for communication in a quantum computing system

New technique provides a means of interconnection between processors, opening the way to a complete quantum computing platform.

Michaela Jarvis | Research Laboratory of Electronics • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: quantum-computing research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs research-laboratory-of-electronics lincoln-laboratory

Less scatterbrained scatterplots

Large datasets are difficult to depict as scatterplots — but that may change with a new CSAIL project for creating interactive visualizations.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: data data-visualization research design electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail science-communications mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

A step toward a universal flu vaccine

With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: influenza physics chemistry medicine ragon-institute vaccines disease viruses research school-of-engineering school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih chemical-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-sciences-imes

J-PAL North America launches MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research to Improve Health Care for the Aging

Center will work with affiliated researchers to test low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health-care delivery and health outcomes for aging adults in the United States.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health medicine economics aging health-care research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Page 2 of 442