SMART researchers receive grant to develop rapid tests for Covid-19

Using engineered binder proteins to detect viral proteins or antibodies rather than RNA, new tests may overcome current challenges in testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

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SHERLOCK-based one-step test provides rapid and sensitive Covid-19 detection

New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
May 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Safe Paths: A privacy-first approach to contact tracing

A multinational team develops new tools to slow the spread of pandemics.

MIT Media Lab • mit
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

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MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem steps up to the challenge of Covid-19

Entrepreneurial groups around the Institute have launched initiatives to address challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

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Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 12, 2020 ~11 min

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Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Center for Environmental Health Sciences selects 2018 poster winners | MIT News

Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents.

Amanda Tat | Center for Environmental Health Sciences • mit
April 20, 2018 ~4 min

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Jasmin Joseph: “I love the idea of making an impact on global health” | MIT News

MIT senior and varsity softball co-captain brings positivity and determination to life-saving biology research.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
April 9, 2018 ~8 min

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