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Eric Alm and Peter Dedon receive NIH Transformative Research Award
Eric Alm and Peter Dedon receive NIH Transformative Research Award

Award will support interdisciplinary research on the role of the human microbiome in health and disease.

American Physical Society honors three MIT professors for physics research
American Physical Society honors three MIT professors for physics research

James Collins, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, and Richard Milner have won top prizes for their work.

Enhanced nuclear energy online class aims to inform and inspire
Enhanced nuclear energy online class aims to inform and inspire

Revamped version of MITx MOOC includes new modules on nuclear security, nuclear proliferation, and quantum engineering.

New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places
New process could make hydrogen peroxide available in remote places

MIT-developed method may lead to portable devices for making the disinfectant on-site where it’s needed.

Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules
Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules

Engineered signaling pathways could offer a new way to build synthetic biology circuits.

Scaling up a cleaner-burning alternative for cookstoves
Scaling up a cleaner-burning alternative for cookstoves

Mechanical engineering students in MIT D-Lab are working with collaborators in Uganda on a solution for the health hazards associated with wood-burning stoves.

Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation
Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation

Systems “learn” from novel dataset that captures how pushed objects move, to improve their physical interactions with new objects.

Fireside chat with Don Eigler wraps up MIT.nano “Perspectives in Nanotechnology” seminars
Fireside chat with Don Eigler wraps up MIT.nano “Perspectives in Nanotechnology” seminars

Series featured five experts who played seminal roles in understanding the nanoscale.

Deep learning with point clouds
Deep learning with point clouds

Research aims to make it easier for self-driving cars, robotics, and other applications to understand the 3D world.

Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade
Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy.

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