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Notation system allows scientists to communicate polymers more easily

BigSMILES language represents more complex molecular structures through ASCII strings.

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Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes.

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Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules.

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Characterizing tau aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases

New research reveals a structural model for amyloid fibrils that could aid in future medicinal interventions for Alzheimer's, CTE, and more.

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Job Posting Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry seeks Assistant Professor Candidates

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Griffin paper published in Science Advances

The paper, Three-spin solid effect and the spin diffusion barrier in amorphous solids, was published online on July 26, 2019.

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Single-cell atlas reveals underlying building blocks of ulcerative colitis

Hundreds of thousands of colon cells offer new clues into what goes wrong in an inflammatory bowel disease and why some patients don’t respond to drugs

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Four new faces in the School of Science faculty

Departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Chemistry welcome new faculty members.

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Seven MIT faculty win 2019 Presidential Early Career Awards

Checkelsky, Chung, LeBeau, Yen-Jie Lee, Marelli, Slatyer, and Surendranath receive the highest U.S. award for young scientists and engineers.

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Meet the 2019 tenured professors in the School of Science

Eight faculty members are granted tenure in five science departments.

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Yogesh Surendranath awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

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Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit.

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For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

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