A scientist turns to entrepreneurship

After delivering novel computational methods for nuclear problems, nuclear science and engineering PhD candidate Pablo Ducru plunges into startup life.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Nature-inspired CRISPR enzymes for expansive genome editing

Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.

Media Lab • mit
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

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SMART researchers receive grant to develop rapid tests for Covid-19

Using engineered binder proteins to detect viral proteins or antibodies rather than RNA, new tests may overcome current challenges in testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Making an impact through chemical engineering

Hadley Sikes designs simple-to-use diagnostic devices that could benefit patients around the world.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

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MIT engineers propose a safer method for sharing ventilators

Suggested design could make it easier to divide air flow for Covid-19 patients in emergencies when no other options are available.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research medicine mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering covid-19 disease pandemic harvard-mit-health-sciences-and-technology


Study finds that aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

Reactivating an enzyme that promotes DNA repair can help to reverse age-related cognitive decline in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: research neuroscience alzheimers aging brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih


“Lean lab” approach enables quick research ramp down

MIT lab offers a model for cost savings, productivity, and safety; principles may also facilitate efficient reopening in the future.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 14, 2020 ~7 min

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