Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
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Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.
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Voigt Lab's work could eventually replace cereal crops’ need for nitrogen from chemical fertilizers.
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A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes.
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Researchers solve how the kava plant produces its pain-relieving and anti-anxiety molecules, demonstrate an extensible method to scale and optimize production.
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Collaboration between MIT architect and chemical engineer could be at the center of new sustainable infrastructure for buildings.
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Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features.
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Research from the lab of assistant professor of chemistry Gabriela Schlau-Cohen advances the understanding of plants' photosynthetic machinery.
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