Scientists discover a new way of sharing genetic information in a common ocean microbe

Prochlorococcus, the world’s most abundant photosynthetic organism, reveals a gene-transfer mechanism that may be key to its abundance and diversity.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 5, 2023 ~8 min

New quantum computing architecture could be used to connect large-scale devices

Researchers have demonstrated directional photon emission, the first step toward extensible quantum interconnects.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 5, 2023 ~9 min


Strengthening electron-triggered light emission

A new method can produce a hundredfold increase in light emissions from a type of electron-photon coupling, which is key to electron microscopes and other technologies.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 4, 2023 ~7 min

Self-assembling proteins can store cellular “memories”

Using these engineered proteins, researchers can record histories that reveal when certain genes are activated or how cells respond to a drug.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 2, 2023 ~6 min

Making scientific publishing easier around the world

MIT alumnus-founded PoolText offers a platform for researchers and journal editors to improve the efficiency of submitting and publishing scientific papers.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 23, 2022 ~7 min

Cognitive scientists develop new model explaining difficulty in language comprehension

Built on recent advances in machine learning, the model predicts how well individuals will produce and comprehend sentences.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
Dec. 22, 2022 ~10 min

New tool can assist with identifying carbohydrate-binding proteins

Groundbreaking research can help alleviate the challenges affiliated with studying carbohydrates.

Danielle Randall Doughty | Department of Chemistry • mit
Dec. 22, 2022 ~5 min

New sensor uses MRI to detect light deep in the brain

Using this approach, researchers can map how light spreads in opaque environments.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 22, 2022 ~7 min


This is your brain. This is your brain on code

MIT researchers are discovering which parts of the brain are engaged when a person evaluates a computer program.

Steve Nadis | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 21, 2022 ~9 min

MIT’s top research stories of 2022

Popular stories this year covered the detection of radio signals from space, a new battery design, immigrants’ entrepreneurial activity, and more.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 21, 2022 ~5 min

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