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Oct 15, 2020
Computational method for screening drug compounds can help predict which ones will work best against tuberculosis or other diseases.
Oct 8, 2020
"The question that is ahead of us all is: How can we bring treatments for infectious diseases to market faster and more efficiently than we have done so far?"
Oct 8, 2020
A nanotechnology researcher is asked to explain the concept of nanotechnology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert (our very own dept head, Angela Belcher).
Oct 7, 2020
Professors Michael Birnbaum and Anders Hansen will each receive the New Innovators Award.
Sep 17, 2020
A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
Aug 18, 2020
Making MIT welcoming to Black students begins with teaching our children to be antiracist— and learning how ourselves.
Aug 3, 2020
Birnbaum received the Michelson Prize 2020 for: “Repertoire-Scale Determination of T Cell Recognition and Cross-Reactivity to HIV via pMHC Lentiviral Display”.
Jul 29, 2020
A team of researchers, led by Ram Sasisekharan, has developed a potential treatment for yellow fever. Their drug, an engineered monoclonal antibody that targets the virus, has shown success in early-stage clinical trials.
Jul 22, 2020
BE students explore algal water purifiers, programmable soil bacteria, and other biological engineering approaches to food and water security.