Uncovering bacterial evolution in our microbiome
The Lieberman Lab works to understand the evolution of bacteria in the human ecosystem.
The languages of science and faith
You don’t use the Bible to learn about any quantitative theory, England explained, “because that’s not the language that it’s speaking.” However, it understands scientific reasoning, and it’s interested in the human experience, and how we as ordinary people understand what is alive and not alive.
How mathematicians study wave equations
“Best breakthroughs are done by people who bring ideas from different fields into the one they think they are expert on,” said Staffilani.
Molding medicine with materials
The Anderson Lab designs original materials to deliver biological therapies for various disease models.
This is your brain on cannabis
Charles Broderick SM’19, MEng ‘20 has made a $9M gift to MIT and Harvard Medical School to support basic science research into the effects of cannabis on the brain.
Direct images of black hole taken for the first time
Harvard and MIT researchers reveal first direct images of supermassive black hole.
Taking advantage of the human genome
Manolis Kellis, professor of computer science, applies his computer science background to find unique solutions to problems in biology.
‘Watch, perturb, and map’
The Synthetic Neurobiology Group, led by neurotechnology professor Ed Boyden, takes an interdisciplinary approach to uncovering, mapping, and perturbing the mysteries of the brain.
What happens to science when the government closes?
The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended last Friday. MIT researchers wrote to The Tech to recount how they were impacted by losses of funding, cancelled conference sessions, missed opportunities for collaborations, and more.
Towards the future of nuclear energy: materials
The Mesoscale Nuclear Materials Group, built in 2013 and led by Michael P. Short, aims to address problems of material performance by reinventing our understanding and measurement techniques of nuclear materials degradation.
Mental health and the brain
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 20 percent of the world is affected by brain disorders. At MIT, there are a number of groups dedicated to studying brain disorders specifically. Some labs focus on the genetic origins of neurological disorders, while others use imaging to predict and respond to indications of mental health conditions.
From analyzing M&Ms to illuminating cells
Ibrahim Cissé, Assistant Professor of Physics and principal investigator of Cissé Laboratory, has been interested in science for as long as he can remember — he was "very curious as a child, wanted to find out how things worked," and loved watching scientific Hollywood movies. As a young boy, he converted a storage room in his house into a laboratory, where he would tinker with electronics, taking things apart to build creations of his own.
The next generation of materials
The Electrochemical Materials Lab focuses on finding new ways to process ceramic and glass, leveraging new methods and design paradigms towards new device functionalities that have the potential to make our phones and computers smaller, faster, and smarter than ever before.
Preparing for disaster
The Urban Risk Lab, led by Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism Miho Mazereeuw, aims to develop and provide integrated solutions for disaster preparedness, focusing on natural disasters and environmental impact research.
Understanding diseases at the nanoscale
Researchers at the Nanomechanics Laboratory strive to utilize the mechanical properties of nanomaterials to study the progression and to understand the mechanisms of sickle cell disease and other life-threatening diseases.
How technology impacts the democratic process
The MIT programs in Anthropology, History, and Science, Technology and Society (STS) invited a multidisciplinary panel of experts specializing in topics relating to the interaction of emerging technologies with society and government to speak about their work to interested attendees.
A collaborative quest
BeeMee was developed by Niccolo Pescetelli, a human psychologist working to understand the dynamics of human collective intelligence, and Dr. Iyad Rahwan, a scientist who leads the Scalable Cooperation group at the MIT Media Lab. This immersive social event invites Internet users to work together to stop AI Zookd from succeeding in his mission.
Optimizing the human brain
After a prolific residence in MIT's Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which included developing a super-resolution microscope to look at nanoscale resolution of building blocks of brain, Deblina Sarkar is seeking out a new challenge in forming the Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research group to engineer nanoelectronics for the human brain.
Machines and medicine
Ranging from diagnostics solutions to making unbiased algorithms, MIT researchers across campus are working to provide new technologies and insights into the future of AI in healthcare.
In Pinar Yanardag’s “How to Generate (Almost) Anything” series, humans and AI collaborate on everything from designing dresses to cooking up recipes for pizza.