Research suggests the products of transcription — RNA molecules — regulate their own production through a feedback loop.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
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Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
Dec. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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The MISTI Career Conversations: Energy program serves as an innovative pivot from international internships to a virtual seminar series.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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MIT is among nine universities selected as part of a program sponsored by the DoE to support science-based modeling and simulation and exascale computing technologies.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, MIT students have carved out meaningful hands-on experiences.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~10 min
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Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT researchers find blocking the expressions of the genes XPA and MK2 enhances the tumor-shrinking effects of platinum-based chemotherapies in p53-mutated cancers.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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The novel approach, developed by MIT chemical engineers, could help create more efficient consumer products, including drugs, cosmetics, and food.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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