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Chemistry bonds “quirky” researchers in hard-working Surendranath lab

Mangoes, coconuts, and imaginary lizards make using electricity to rearrange chemical bonds fun and exciting.

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Building a platform to image membrane proteins

Biologists devise an efficient method to prepare fluorescently tagged proteins and simulate their native environment.

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Chemists glimpse the fleeting “transition state” of a reaction

New technique for observing reaction products offers insights into the chemical mechanisms that formed them.

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Lamborghini and MIT pave the way for the electric supercar of the future

MIT-Italy helps build supercharged partnerships on campus and across the globe.

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Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

Researchers develop a method to isolate and sequence the RNA of T cells that react to a specific target.

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Chemists observe “spooky” quantum tunneling

Extremely large electric fields can prevent umbrella-shaped ammonia molecules from inverting.

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School of Science appoints 14 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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New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

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New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed.

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Meet the 2019-20 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Six scholar and professors are spending this academic year in engagement with the MIT community.

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Angiogenin Activates the Astrocytic Nrf2/antioxidantresponse Element Pathway and thereby Protects Murine Neurons from Oxidative Stress

This activation, which occurred in astrocytes but not in neurons, promoted the survival of proximal neurons that had oxidative injury

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Diagnosing cellular nanomechanics

SMART has developed a new way to study cells, paving the way for a better understanding of how cancers spread and become deadly.

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Troy Van Voorhis named head of the Department of Chemistry

Faculty member since 2003 is known for physical chemistry research, as well as contributions to education and the department’s climate.

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