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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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Notation system allows scientists to communicate polymers more easily

BigSMILES language represents more complex molecular structures through ASCII strings.

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Jesús Dones-Monroig: Creating space for everyone in chemistry

“If we are not given support at a personal level, our educational and professional potential is going to be directly affected,” the PhD student says.

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Mentorship and scholarship keep summer biology research program strong

Support from Squire Booker PhD ’94 and the Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould Fund helps MSRP-bio students excel.

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Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes.

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Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture

New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules.

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