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

Tags: genetics neuroscience development biology data research school-of-science computer-modeling

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

Tags: cities sustainability pollution development research transportation automobiles school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

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

Tags: neuroscience development biology animals research school-of-science whitehead-institute

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

Tags: climate-change climate development carbon economics global-warming greenhouse-gases india research renewable-energy school-of-engineering sloan-school-of-management tata-center department-of-energy-doe alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change mitei systems and-society institute-for-data

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

Tags: genetics crispr mental-health development biology pharmaceuticals disease research drug-development behavior proteins school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih whitehead-institute picower-institute

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

Tags: politics development economics social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences developing-countries policial-science

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

Tags:  cities  pollution  development  china  economics  profile  transportation  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  urban-studies-and-planning  global  real-estate  faculty  center-for-real-estate

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

Tags:  cities  development  startups  china  asia  design  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  urban-studies-and-planning  global  real-estate  classes-and-programs

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

Tags:  development  history  economics  social-sciences  india  research  transportation  trade  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

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

Tags:  development  funding  architecture  india  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  developing-countries  tata-center  mit-energy-initiative  biological-engineering  chemical-engineering  grants  d-lab

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