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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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New sensor could help prevent food waste

Monitoring the plant hormone ethylene could reveal when fruits and vegetables are about to spoil.

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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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School of Science announces 2020 Infinite Mile Awards

Ten staff members recognized for dedication to School of Science and to MIT.

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2019 in Review: Chemistry Graduate Student Committee

The CGSC represents the graduate students in Chemistry at MIT and strives to bring students and postdocs together outside of the laboratory environment.

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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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Rebecca Teixeira and Emily Wensberg win Infinite Mile Awards

Infinite Mile Awards are given annually by the School of Science in recognition of exceptional staff members.

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2019 in Review: Chem REFS

The goal of ChemREFS is to provide the chemistry graduate student body with a resource to help diffuse, if not resolve, problems, conflicts, and concerns.

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2019 in Review: Chemistry Student Seminar

Chemistry Student Seminar (CSS) is a student-run weekly seminar series open to the members of the MIT Chemistry community.

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