How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Study: Vaccines find more success in development than any other kind of drug, but have been relatively neglected in recent decades.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: medicine public-health covid-19 industry pandemic policy health-care antibiotics vaccines research government drug-development innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie sloan-school-of-management business-and-management

Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

Online panel discussion hosted by MIT explores best practices for mitigating climate-related risk.

Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
April 16, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: finance sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research special-events-and-guest-speakers sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas

Five MIT payloads deployed on the International Space Station

A cohort of transdisciplinary researchers will study the effects of sustained microgravity.

Janine Liberty | MIT Media Lab • mit
March 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space industry arts research international-space-station media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-science eaps astronomy-and-planetary-science

Fusion researchers endorse push for pilot power plant in US

Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 18, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: physics energy industry policy research renewable-energy school-of-engineering school-of-science materials-science-and-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe alternative-energy plasma-science-and-fusion-center fusion

Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: internet-of-things electronics industry research cyber-security school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms microsystems-technology-laboratory

Decarbonizing the making of consumer products

Researchers are devising new methods of synthesizing chemicals used in goods from clothing, detergents, and antifreeze to pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: energy carbon manufacturing industry emissions research school-of-engineering mit-energy-initiative chemical-engineering

How to tackle depression in Japan?

CCI and Takeda collaborate on a theoretical approach leveraging networks of people and machines in support of individuals experiencing depression.

Annalyn Bachmann | Center for Collective Intelligence • mit
Feb. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: mental-health depression industry health-care disease research apps technology-and-society collaboration systems-engineering center-for-collective-intelligence


MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures

Recommendations could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on risks they face due to climate change.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 6, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change environment climate industry policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research sloan-school-of-management mit-energy-initiative oil-and-gas

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