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Five MIT faculty elected 2021 AAAS Fellows

Dincă, Feng, Hunter, Shoemaker, and Wang are recognized for their efforts to advance science.

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Encapsulation as a method for preventing degradation in Li-air batteries

Discovery allows scientists to study crucial intermediate in battery development.

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Synthesis too slow? Let this robot do it.

Tiny Tides is an automated fast-flow instrument that can synthesize peptide-nucleic acids in a single shot.

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2021 Sense.nano symposium, Enabling clinical research and practice

From counting blood cells to motion capture, sensors drive patient-centered research

SENSE.nano symposium highlights the importance of sensing technologies in medical studies.

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Measuring cancer cell state can reveal drug susceptibility

Study results also show that pancreatic tumor cells can be forced into a more susceptible state by changing their environment.

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Chemist and MLK Jr. Scholar Robert Gilliard explores new frontiers in synthetic chemistry

MIT visiting scholar motivated foundational science at the edges of the periodic table.

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How molecular clusters in the nucleus interact with chromosomes

A new study finds the clusters form small, stable droplets and may give the genome a gel-like structure.

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Getting quantum dots to stop blinking

New approach solves a persistent problem of intermittency that has hindered use of the tiny light emitters for biological imaging or quantum photonics.

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This light-powered catalyst mimics photosynthesis

The new molecule can improve the yield of reactions for generating pharmaceuticals and other useful compounds.

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School of Science appoints 11 faculty members to named professorships

Those selected receive additional support to pursue research and develop their careers.

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MIT Energy Initiative awards seven Seed Fund grants for early-stage energy research

Awards support research to improve the efficiency, scalability, and adoption of clean energy technologies.

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Documentary short, “The Uprising,” showcases women in science who pressed for equal rights at MIT in the 1990s

Film examines the history and impact of the 1999 Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT, through interviews with leading scientists.

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Seven from MIT receive National Institutes of Health awards for 2021

Awards support high-risk, high-reward biomedical and behavioral research.

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