A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain  MIT · 10 hours
New technique could help doctors determine whether patients are at risk from elevated pressure. more
New method classifies brain cells based on electrical signals  MIT · 1 day
Making electrophysiology more informative, team shows how to distinguish four classes of cells by spike waveform. more
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions  MIT · 1 day
Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices. more
Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine  MIT · 1 day
Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue. more
Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage  MIT · 1 day
When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors. more
Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently  MIT · 2 days
MIT system “learns” how to optimally allocate workloads across thousands of servers to cut costs, save energy. more
A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration  MIT · 3 days
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data. more
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  MIT · 4 days
With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe. more
Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light  MIT · 4 days
MIT researchers have developed a new technique to reveal the uncharted dynamics of electrons in materials. more
A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting  MIT · 4 days
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics  MIT · 4 days
Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. more
Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure  MIT · 5 days
“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure. more
Data-mining for dark matter  MIT · 1 week
Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe. more
Shift to renewable electricity a win-win at statewide level  MIT · 1 week
MIT research finds health savings from cleaner air exceed policy costs. more
Finding the brain’s compass  MIT · 2 weeks
A powerful method has allowed McGovern researchers to discover how the brain represents the complex world in simple shapes. more
New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance  MIT · 2 weeks
Novel class of “ionic liquids” may store more energy than conventional electrolytes — with less risk of catching fire. more
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s  MIT · 2 weeks
Study finds that Alzheimer’s damage allows toxins to enter the brain, further harming neurons. more
A single-photon source you can make at home  MIT · 2 weeks
Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging. more
An emerging view of RNA transcription and splicing  MIT · 2 weeks
Whitehead Institute scientists find chemical modification contributes to trafficking between non-membrane-bound compartments that control gene expression. more
Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture  MIT · 2 weeks
New system could free bench chemists from time-consuming tasks, may help inspire new molecules. more
Study furthers radically new view of gene control  MIT · 2 weeks
Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes. more
The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software  MIT · 2 weeks
Report catalogs, analyzes available open-source publishing software; warns open publishing must grapple with siloed development and community-owned ecosystems. more
Air travel in academia  MIT · 2 weeks
Media Lab designs a pilot carbon-offsets program. more
Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards  MIT · 2 weeks
In “semiautonomous” cars, older drivers may need more time to take the wheel when responding to the unexpected. more
Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory  MIT · 2 weeks
Lab-scale experiment could help scientists understand interstellar and galactic-scale smashups. more
New insights into bismuth’s character  MIT · 2 weeks
Theorists at MIT and collaborators uncover hidden topological insulator states in bismuth crystals. more
Computer-aided knitting  MIT · 2 weeks
New research from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory uses machine learning to customize clothing designs. more
How brain cells pick which connections to keep  MIT · 2 weeks
Novel study shows protein CPG15 acts as a molecular proxy of experience to mark synapses for stabilization. more
Automating artificial intelligence for medical decision-making  MIT · 3 weeks
Model replaces the laborious process of annotating massive patient datasets by hand. more
A new way to block unwanted genetic transfer  MIT · 3 weeks
Researchers identify a strategy to prevent mobile genetic elements from breaching the bacterial cell wall. more
Model predicts cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s, up to two years out  MIT · 3 weeks
Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. more
Finding novel materials for practical devices  MIT · 3 weeks
MIT researchers use a new machine learning technique to rapidly evaluate new transition metal compounds to identify those that can perform specialized functions. more
Lowering emissions without breaking the bank  MIT · 3 weeks
New research provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth more
Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases  MIT · 3 weeks
Whitehead Institute team finds drugs that activate a key brain gene; initial tests in cells and mice show promise for rare, untreatable neurodevelopmental disorder. more
New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps  MIT · 4 weeks
Gel cushion used to elevate polyps during endoscopy could reduce the risk of tearing the colon lining. more
Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific  MIT · 4 weeks
Improved air quality in China could prevent nearly 2,000 premature deaths in the U.S. more
Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust  MIT · 4 weeks
MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal. more
Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model  MIT · 4 weeks
In a mouse model, restoring activity of a specific forebrain region reverses social traits associated with autism. more
Seeking new physics, scientists borrow from social networks  MIT · 4 weeks
Technique can spot anomalous particle smashups that may point to phenomena beyond the Standard Model. more
Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding  MIT · 4 weeks
An algorithm developed to study the structure of galaxies helps explain a key feature of embryonic development. more
Hydration sensor could improve dialysis  MIT · 1 month
Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration. more
Tuna are spawning in marine protected areas  MIT · 1 month
Despite being highly migratory, tuna may benefit from ocean sanctuaries, study finds. more
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