Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Pathologists who examined the computationally stained images could not tell them apart from traditionally stained slides.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
May 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: media-lab machine-learning medicine software cancer algorithms school-of-architecture-and-planning research computer-science-and-technology


Nature-inspired CRISPR enzymes for expansive genome editing

Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.

Media Lab • mit
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: media-lab center-for-bits-and-atoms crispr genome-editing computational-biology dna rna covid-19 research school-of-architecture-and-planning alumniae

“Lean lab” approach enables quick research ramp down

MIT lab offers a model for cost savings, productivity, and safety; principles may also facilitate efficient reopening in the future.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research media-lab covid-19 pandemic sustainability school-of-architecture-and-planning

3 Questions: Harnessing wave power to rebuild islands

In the Maldives, an MIT team is conducting experiments to combat sea-level rise by redirecting natural sand movement.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: architecture self-assembly 3-questions research climate-change oceanography-and-ocean-engineering eaps school-of-science environment school-of-architecture-and-planning

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: research media-lab design sensors electronics health medicine athletics nasa school-of-architecture-and-planning

Proteins may halt the severe cytokine storms seen in Covid-19 patients

Team designs antibody-like receptor proteins that can bind to cytokines, as possible strategy for treating coronavirus and other infections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research medicine covid-19 media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning disease viruses

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

Tags: media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning privacy covid-19 pandemic apps research technology-and-society public-health


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

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