Continuing a legacy of Antarctic exploration

The Summons Lab compares lipids from Antarctic microbial communities to century-old samples.

Fatima Husain | EAPS | Nov. 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: eaps school-of-science biology climate climate-change evolution research animals earth-and-atmospheric-sciences geology ecology environment microbes bacteria genetics

Comparing primate vocalizations

Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 3, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences linguistics evolution biology animals research

Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights

Differences in male and female gene expression, including those contributing to height differences, found throughout the body in humans and other mammals.

Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute | July 18, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: whitehead-institute school-of-science biology evolution genetics national-institutes-of-health-nih research animals

Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

Study may lead to a better understanding of the digestive tract’s nervous system.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Dec. 20, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research brain-and-cognitive-sciences animals behavior neuroscience picower-institute school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback | MIT News

MIT News Office | Sept. 28, 2018
~2 mins |

Tags:  research  animals  administration  community  whitehead-institute  school-of-science

Michale Fee receives McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award | MIT News

The McKnight technology award supports scientists using novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research | July 20, 2018
~3 mins |

Tags:  funding  awards-honors-and-fellowships  animals  behavior  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute  school-of-science

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback | MIT News

MIT News Office | March 19, 2018
~2 mins |

Tags:  research  animals  administration  community  whitehead-institute  school-of-science  school-of-engineering

Muscle plays surprising role in tissue regeneration | MIT News

Whitehead Institute researchers have pinpointed distinct muscle subsets that orchestrate and pattern regrowth.

Nicole Davis | Whitehead Institute | Nov. 22, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  biology  research  whitehead-institute  animals  genetics  school-of-science

Engineers identify key to albatross’ marathon flight | MIT News

Flying in shallow arcs helps birds stay aloft with less effort.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 10, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  biology  computer-modeling  drones  energy  fluid-dynamics  mechanical-engineering  physics  research  robots  school-of-engineering  wind  animals  biomimetics  bioinspiration

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