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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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Dolhun and Mueller paper published in the Journal of Chemical Education

The paper, Combination of X-ray Diffraction and Specific Rotation to Unequivocally Characterize Carvone Semicarbazone, was published on April 23, 2020.

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Researchers identify cells likely targeted by Covid-19 virus

Study finds specific cells in the lungs, nasal passages, and intestines that are more susceptible to infection.

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Newly discovered enzyme “square dance” helps generate DNA building blocks

MIT biochemists can trap and visualize an enzyme as it becomes active — an important development that may aid in future drug development.

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Cummins paper published in Science Advances

The paper, Isolation of an elusive phosphatetrahedrane, was published online on March 25, 2020.

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An experimental peptide could block Covid-19

MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells.

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Understanding The Score: A Dynamic Interrogation Of Acute HIV Infection

Professor Alex Shalek's recent work has been highlighted in an article by the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.

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Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected

Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change.

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Bacterial enzyme could become a new target for antibiotics

Scientists discover the structure of an enzyme, found in the human gut, that breaks down a component of collagen.

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How plants protect themselves from sun damage

Study reveals a mechanism that plants can use to dissipate excess sunlight as heat.

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