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Chemists boost boron’s utility

A strategy for preventing boron-containing compounds from breaking down could help medicinal chemists design new drugs.

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Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

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Behind Closed Doors: Insight into stroke recovery

The latest research from the Shalek Lab, published recently in Science Immunology.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week 2021 | March 1 through March 5, 2021

RAK Week is a time dedicated to connecting members of the MIT community through small acts of kindness.

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Keith Nelson receives 2021 William F. Meggers Award from The Optical Society

The OSA Awards Program celebrates the field's technical, research, education, business, leadership and service accomplishments.

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Pentelute and Zhang Earn Promotions

Professor Bradley L. Pentelute has been promoted to Professor, and Professor Bin Zhang has been promoted to Associate Professor Without Tenure.

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Danna Freedman to Join the Department

Freedman, currently a Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, will join the MIT Chemistry Faculty this summer.

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Fiercely supporting student welfare and resilient growth

Jesse Kroll and Cathy Drennan honored as "Committed to Caring."

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Schlau-Cohen and Willard collaboration published in Chem

The paper, “Engineering couplings for exciton transport using synthetic DNA scaffolds", was published on January 14, 2021.

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The Show Must Go On Zoom: Chemistry’s annual Karaoke Holiday Party went virtual for 2020

Thanks to student and staff coordination, not even a global pandemic could stop the Department of Chemistry's annual karaoke-infused holiday extravaganza.

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3 Questions: Professor Mei Hong’s latest research reveals the long-awaited structure of a bacterial membrane transporter involved in multidrug resistance.

Cutting edge NMR technique from the Hong Lab has helped to solve a long-standing biomedical and structural biology mystery.

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Cellular connections found between nervous and immune systems

Pain-sensing neurons link to lymph nodes and potentially regulate their activity.

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RNA molecules are masters of their own destiny

New work from scientists including Arup Chakraborty suggests RNA molecules themselves are responsible for regulating their formation through a feedback loop.

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