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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Third annual Science Slam becomes first virtual Research Slam

Nine biology alumni had just three minutes and one slide to awe the audience and judges.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
May 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: biology chemistry alumniae school-of-science academic-contests-and-competitions research special-events-and-guest-speakers

Advancing nuclear detection and inspection

With new tech, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian probes deep inside cargo containers and ballistic warheads to ferret out fissile materials.

Leda Zimmerman | Nuclear science and engineering • mit
Nov. 14, 2019 ~8 min

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Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact

At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Oct. 29, 2019 ~9 min

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Study finds hub linking movement and motivation in the brain

Detailed observations in the lateral septum indicate region processes movement and reward information to help direct behavior.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Sept. 19, 2019 ~6 min

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Ultra-Quantum Matter research gets $8 million boost

MIT’s Senthil Todadri and Xiao-Gang Wen will study highly entangled quantum matter in a collaboration supported by the Simons Foundation.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
May 29, 2019 ~5 min

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3Q: The fact finders

Lydia Snover and her Institutional Research team gather data to help the Institute to study itself.

Kathy Wren | MIT News Office • mit
May 22, 2019 ~8 min

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Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2019 ~7 min

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