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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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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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Characterizing tau aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases

New research reveals a structural model for amyloid fibrils that could aid in future medicinal interventions for Alzheimer's, CTE, and more.

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Department of Chemistry seeks Assistant Professor Candidates

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Griffin paper published in Science Advances

The paper, Three-spin solid effect and the spin diffusion barrier in amorphous solids, was published online on July 26, 2019.

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Single-cell atlas reveals underlying building blocks of ulcerative colitis

Hundreds of thousands of colon cells offer new clues into what goes wrong in an inflammatory bowel disease and why some patients don’t respond to drugs

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Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output

Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit.

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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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