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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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Winners of 2020 Teaching With Digital Technology Award recognized for their innovations

Thirty-one MIT instructors honored for digital teaching excellence in extraordinary circumstances.

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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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MIT hosts seven distinguished MLK Professors and Scholars for 2020-21

Honorees will engage in the life of the Institute through teaching, research, and other interactions with the MIT community.

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Instrumentation in a pandemic: How the Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility rapidly adapted to Covid-19

Rotating reservation systems and strict social distancing helped the DCIF experience as little interruption as possible.

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MindHandHeart announces a record 24 Community Innovation Fund projects

Fund has launched a special summer round to spearhead projects addressing mental health, well-being, and racial justice at MIT.

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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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Graduate Student Levi Knippel in the lab.

In his element in the chem lab and the kickboxing ring

PhD student Levi Knippel is dedicated to making the Department of Chemistry “a community that everyone wants to be a part of.”

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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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Letter regarding efforts to address systemic racism at MIT

The following letter was sent to the MIT community on July 1, 2020 by President L. Rafael Reif.

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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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