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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Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
April 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Monitoring the plant hormone ethylene could reveal when fruits and vegetables are about to spoil.
March 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.
Nov. 25, 2019 • ~6 min
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New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A.
Nov. 13, 2019 • ~7 min
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J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent
The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab presents a new report on climate, agriculture, water, and food security — with plans for more research.
Oct. 30, 2019 • ~8 min
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Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue.
Aug. 22, 2019 • ~6 min
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Condensation-based method developed at MIT could create stable nanoscale emulsions.
June 21, 2019 • ~6 min
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Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.
May 30, 2019 • ~6 min
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