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Five MIT faculty elected 2021 AAAS Fellows

Dincă, Feng, Hunter, Shoemaker, and Wang are recognized for their efforts to advance science.

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Encapsulation as a method for preventing degradation in Li-air batteries

Discovery allows scientists to study crucial intermediate in battery development.

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Pentelute paper published in Communications Chemistry

The paper, Rapid de novo Discovery of Peptidomimetic Affinity Reagents for Human Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2, was published on January 19, 2022.

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Synthesis too slow? Let this robot do it.

Tiny Tides is an automated fast-flow instrument that can synthesize peptide-nucleic acids in a single shot.

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Wendlandt paper published in Journal of the American Chemical Society

The paper, A Change from Kinetic to Thermodynamic Control Enables trans-Selective Stereochemical Editing of Vicinal Diol, was published on December 20, 2021

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How “Tails” Could Make mRNA Therapies Precise, Modular, and More Stable

Researchers from the Wang Group at MIT have developed next-generation messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics through chemical synthesis

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Schlau-Cohen paper published in Nature Chemistry

Observation of Robust Energy Transfer in the Photosynthetic Protein Allophycocyanin Using Single-Molecule Pump–probe Spectroscopy was published in January 2022.

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Learning about Life through Laboratory Chemistry with Drs. John Dolhun & Sarah Hewett

In this Chalk Radio episode, Drs Dolhun and Hewett take us into a state-of-the-art MIT lab where they teach undergraduate students about chemistry and life.

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2021 Sense.nano symposium, Enabling clinical research and practice

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

SENSE.nano symposium highlights the importance of sensing technologies in medical studies.

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Measuring cancer cell state can reveal drug susceptibility

Study results also show that pancreatic tumor cells can be forced into a more susceptible state by changing their environment.

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Chemist and MLK Jr. Scholar Robert Gilliard explores new frontiers in synthetic chemistry

MIT visiting scholar motivated foundational science at the edges of the periodic table.

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How molecular clusters in the nucleus interact with chromosomes

A new study finds the clusters form small, stable droplets and may give the genome a gel-like structure.

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Getting quantum dots to stop blinking

New approach solves a persistent problem of intermittency that has hindered use of the tiny light emitters for biological imaging or quantum photonics.

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