Three from MIT elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2022

The National Academy of Sciences has elected 120 new members and 30 international associates, including three…

Aging Brain Initiative awards fund five new ideas to study, fight neurodegeneration

Neurodegenerative diseases are defined by an increasingly widespread and debilitating death of nervous system cells, but…

From seawater to drinking water, with the push of a button

MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove…

Engineered bacteria could help protect “good” gut microbes from antibiotics

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but they can also harm the beneficial microbes that live in the…

MIT announces five flagship projects in first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition

MIT today announced the five flagship projects selected in its first-ever Climate Grand Challenges competition. These…

Setting carbon management in stone

Keeping global temperatures within limits deemed safe by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change means doing…

Q&A: Climate Grand Challenges finalists on accelerating reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions

This is the second article in a four-part interview series highlighting the work of the 27…

Method for delivering immune system-stimulating drugs may enhance cancer immunotherapy

Stimulating the body’s immune system to attack tumors is a promising way to treat cancer. Scientists…

Richard Cohen: Pioneering biomedical research and education at MIT for half a century

Richard J. Cohen, the Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering in the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering…

From counting blood cells to motion capture, sensors drive patient-centered research

Sensors and sensing systems — from devices that count white blood cells to technologies that monitor…