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Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils

Study may be a step toward shelf-stable versions of the hormone, which is used to control diabetes.

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Surendranath paper published in ACS Central Science

The paper, Electrochemical Reoxidation Enables Continuous Methane-to-Methanol Catalysis with Aqueous Pt Salts, was published online on June 17, 2019.

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Revealing ‘hidden’ phases of matter through the power of light

New research shows how materials can be imbued with new chemical properties using a solid phase transition method that relies on extremely fast pulses of light.

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Shalek Image Shortlisted for the 2019 Wellcome Photography Prize

An image produced by Professor Alex Shalek and members of his research group is one of 28 entries from 12 countries selected as a competition finalist.

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J-WAFS announces seven new seed grants

Nine principal investigators from MIT will receive grants totaling over $1 million for solutions-oriented research into global food and water challenges.

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Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature.

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Thermodynamic insights could lead to better catalysts

Experiments and analyses show how electrons and protons get together on an electrode surface.

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Room 6-120 filled to capacity with lecture attendees.

The Inaugural Dietmar Seyferth Lecture in Organometallic Chemistry

Former Seyferth group members, faculty, students, and friends filled Room 6-120 to hear Professor Christopher C. Cummins deliver the inaugural lecture.

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MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing

An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.

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Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents.

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Point and edge colors correspond to the tissue of origin of the single cell. Grey: central nervous system, red: bone marrow, dark brown: colon, light brown: ileum, green: liver, pink: lung, dark grey: peripheral blood, purple: spleen, sky blue: thymus, yellow: tonsil, shades of blue and turquoise: lymph nodes

Carly Ziegler wins Koch Institute Image Award

The Koch Institute Image Awards seek to recognize the extraordinary visuals that are produced through life sciences and biomedical research at MIT.

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Fiery orange wavy lines are shown over a chunk of graphite to demonstrate heat moving through.

Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports.

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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

System that generates coherent single particles of light could help pave the way for quantum information processors or communications.

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