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QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2022-23

Earning the top spot for the 11th straight year, the Institute also places first in 12 subject areas, including Chemistry.

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Chemists reveal how tau proteins form tangles

Two types of tau proteins mix together in a nearly random way to generate the tangles seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

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New light-powered catalysts could aid in manufacturing

When coated onto plastic tubing, the catalysts could act on chemicals flowing through, helping to synthesize drugs and other compounds.

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Five from MIT Named 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Fellowship funds graduate studies at Stanford University.

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MIT Research Slam showcases postdoc and PhD communication skills

The 2nd Annual Research Slam featured three-minute talks on cutting-edge research from across MIT in an engaging public showcase and competition.

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Seven from MIT elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2022

Prestigious honor society announces more than 250 new members.

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Tackling chemical synthesis and advocacy

PhD student Azin Saebi develops chemical tools for bioconjugation and works to improve diversity and inclusion at MIT.

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“Spring-loaded” system pops phosphorus into molecular rings

An alternative to methods requiring harsh chemical conditions, the reaction offers a new route to making useful phosphorous-containing compounds.

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School of Science announces 2022 Infinite Mile Awards

Seven staff members are recognized for their dedication to the School of Science and to MIT.

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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2022

The Institute also ranks second in two subject areas.

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Study reveals the dynamics of human milk production

A new analysis shows how milk-producing cells change over time in nursing mothers.

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Chemical reactions for the energy transition

Yogesh Surendranath and his team are bringing powerful techniques of electrochemistry to bear on the problem of designing catalysts for sustainable fuels.

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Setting carbon management in stone

When it comes to carbon storage, some MIT scientists think the best solution is to find the fastest way to turn carbon into rock.

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