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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Study finds “epigenomic” alterations evolve as lung tumors become more aggressive and metastasize.
July 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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New analysis could help uncover potential drug targets for attention deficits and sensory hypersensitivity.
July 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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New method for producing thermoset plastics allows them to be broken down more easily after use.
July 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Company working with Sikes Lab to test feasibility of low-cost diagnostic that could be manufactured by the millions each day.
July 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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The prototype mask, which includes an N95 filter, can be easily sterilized and worn many times.
July 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.
June 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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In lab tests, virus-like DNA structures coated with viral proteins provoke a strong immune response in human B cells.
June 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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New molecule for imaging calcium in neurons reduces crosstalk from neighboring neurons.
June 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Neuroscientists delve into how background brightness influences our perception of an object.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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