Neuroscientists find memory cells that help us interpret new situations  MIT · 2 days
Neurons that store abstract representations of past experiences are activated when a new, similar event takes place. more
3 Questions: Greg Britten on how marine life can recover by 2050  MIT · 5 days
Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades. more
Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music  MIT · 6 days
Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells. more
MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem steps up to the challenge of Covid-19  MIT · 6 days
Entrepreneurial groups around the Institute have launched initiatives to address challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. more
Technique reveals how crystals form on surfaces  MIT · 6 days
DNA-based self-assembling system sheds light on processes essential for semiconductors and nanotechnology. more
New sensors could offer early detection of lung tumors  MIT · 7 days
Study shows that a simple urine test can reveal the presence of lung cancer in mice. more
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A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain. more
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Spanish conquerors depended on indigenous expertise to keep up their munitions supplies, archaeologists have found. more
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Device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, other portable electronics. more
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MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells. more
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Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to other systems, from ocean and atmospheric circulations to quantum fluids. more
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