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Making tuberculosis more susceptible to antibiotics

Shortening carbohydrates in the bacterial cell wall makes them more vulnerable to certain drugs.

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School of Science appoints 12 faculty members to named professorships

Those selected for these positions receive additional support to pursue their research and develop their careers.

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School of Science grows by 10

10 faculty members expand the departments of Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Mathematics; and Physics.

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A chemist who plays with space

Alison Wendlandt explores how the layout of atoms in molecules, such as sugars and drugs, can affect their nature and our bodies.

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Job Posting Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry seeks Assistant Professor Candidates

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Mei Hong wins 2021 Nakanishi Award from the American Chemical Society

Sponsored by the Nakanishi Prize Endowment, this award is given in recognition of application of spectroscopy to biological phenomena.

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Brett McGuire named one of Chemical & Engineering News’ Talented 12

The Talented 12 highlights early-career researchers in the chemical sciences who are fearlessly tackling difficult global problems.

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Chemists make tough plastics recyclable

New method for producing thermoset plastics allows them to be broken down more easily after use.

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Nine MIT School of Science professors receive tenure for 2020

Professors earn tenure in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

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Twelve MIT faculty honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2020-2021

Honor recognizes faculty mentors who devote true attention to students’ well-being.

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Bawendi paper published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

The paper, Non-invasive monitoring of chronic liver disease via near-infrared and shortwave-infrared imaging of endogen, was published online on June 22, 2020.

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Dietmar Seyferth, professor emeritus of chemistry, dies at 91

Inorganic chemist and MIT professor for over 40 years was “a bedrock of the organometallic community”.

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Five MIT Chemistry faculty to give webinar on pivoting their research to combat COVID-19

The webinar, Course 5 on COVID-19, will be held on Monday, June 29, at 10:00 AM EDT.

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