Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Shortening carbohydrates in the bacterial cell wall makes them more vulnerable to certain drugs.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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The experimental drug has shown promise in early-stage clinical trials conducted in Singapore.
July 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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The company is developing treatments that restore gut bacteria in people struggling with a range of diseases.
July 23, 2020 • ~8 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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Scientists discover the structure of an enzyme, found in the human gut, that breaks down a component of collagen.
March 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
March 12, 2020 • ~11 min
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Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.
Feb. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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