New gene regulation model provides insight into brain development

A well-known protein family binds to many more RNA sequences than previously thought in order to help neurons grow.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Does ride-sharing substitute for or complement public transit?

In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.

Gavin Choo | Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Flatworms muscle new eyes' wiring into their brains

Peter Reddien's lab at the Whitehead Institute takes a step forward in understanding how neural circuits could be regenerated in adults.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder.

Nicole Davis • mit
July 31, 2019 ~6 min

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth

Researchers find vast gains in productivity after countries democratize.

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

The city is her lab | MIT News

Siqi Zheng studies the economics of China’s urban explosion.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 3, 2018 ~7 min

China Venture Workshop announces first cohort | MIT News

Ten teams will collaborate with local partners, pilot solutions to urban challenges.

Louis Goldsmith | School of Architecture and Planning • mit
May 31, 2018 ~9 min

How much does infrastructure boost an economy? | MIT News

MIT economist’s historical study details how railroads helped India trade and grow.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 26, 2018 ~6 min

Tata Center adds eight new projects to its 2018-2019 portfolio | MIT News

MIT principal investigators will receive funding and support for projects seeking an impact in the developing world.

Tata Center for Technology and Design • mit
April 12, 2018 ~1 min

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