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Six MIT faculty elected 2020 AAAS Fellows

Choucri, Drennan, Fisher, Gershenfeld, Li, and Rus are recognized for their efforts to advance science.

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Researchers decipher structure of promising battery materials

Family of compounds could someday be useful for fuel cells, supercapacitors, catalysts, and sensors.

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Mary Frances Wagley, dedicated educator and the first woman to join the MIT Corporation, dies at 93

One of the Institute’s earliest female graduates, Wagley was also the Alumni Association’s first female president.

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Chemists discover the structure of a key coronavirus protein

The protein, which acts as an ion channel, could be a target for new drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Universities should lead the way on climate action, MIT panelists say

An online symposium explores roles for research universities and outlines the Institute’s efforts to be a testbed for research and policy innovations.

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Yogesh Surendranath wants to decarbonize our energy systems

By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

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Forging ahead with care and compassion

MIT professors adapt advising to pandemic context.

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Technique recovers lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

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Institute Professor Emeritus Mario Molina, environmental leader and Nobel laureate, dies at 77

The atmospheric chemist shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery that chemicals known as CFCs deplete the ozone layer.

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MIT Alumni awarded 2020 “Genius Grants”

Each recipient will receive a $625,000, no-strings-attached award.

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A step toward a universal flu vaccine

With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.

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Cancer researchers collaborate, target DNA damage repair pathways for cancer therapy

Blocking the expressions of the genes XPA and MK2 enhances the tumor-shrinking effects of platinum-based chemotherapies in p53-mutated cancers.

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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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