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Yogesh Surendranath stands in front of Building 18 on the MIT Campus.

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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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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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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A chemist who plays with space

Alison Wendlandt explores how the layout of atoms in molecules, such as sugars and drugs, can affect their nature and our bodies.

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Department of Chemistry seeks Assistant Professor Candidates

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Instrumentation in a pandemic: How the Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility rapidly adapted to Covid-19

Rotating reservation systems and strict social distancing helped the DCIF experience as little interruption as possible.

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Chemists make tough plastics recyclable

New method for producing thermoset plastics allows them to be broken down more easily after use.

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Bawendi paper published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

The paper, Non-invasive monitoring of chronic liver disease via near-infrared and shortwave-infrared imaging of endogen, was published online on June 22, 2020.

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Five MIT Chemistry faculty to give webinar on pivoting their research to combat COVID-19

The webinar, Course 5 on COVID-19, will be held on Monday, June 29, at 10:00 AM EDT.

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New technology enables fast protein synthesis

Automated tabletop machine could accelerate the development of novel drugs to treat cancer and other diseases.

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Combating COVID-19 with Chemistry

Despite MIT's desolate campus, members of the Hong, Kiessling, Pentelute, Shalek, and Swager labs continue to pursue a solution to the global pandemic.

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