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Finch Therapeutics unleashes the power of the gut
Finch Therapeutics unleashes the power of the gut

The company is developing treatments that restore gut bacteria in people struggling with a range of diseases.

Engineering superpowered organisms for a more sustainable world
Engineering superpowered organisms for a more sustainable world

MIT students explore algal water purifiers, programmable soil bacteria, and other biological engineering approaches to food and water security.

Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output
Covid-19 shutdown led to increased solar power output

As the air cleared after lockdowns, solar installations in Delhi produced 8 percent more power, study shows.

How to grow a cosmic magnetic field
How to grow a cosmic magnetic field

Graduate student Muni Zhou shows how tiny magnetic seed fields can expand to cosmic proportions.

A voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion in civil and environmental engineering
A voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion in civil and environmental engineering

Postdoc Md Sami Hasnine's work has been instrumental in forming CEE’s DEI committee.

Better simulation meshes well for design software (and more)
Better simulation meshes well for design software (and more)

New work on 2D and 3D meshing aims to address challenges with some of today’s state-of-the-art methods.

Exhaled biomarkers can reveal lung disease
Exhaled biomarkers can reveal lung disease

Specialized nanoparticles create a “breath signal” that could be used to diagnose pneumonia and other infectious or genetic diseases.

Tackling the misinformation epidemic with “In Event of Moon Disaster”
Tackling the misinformation epidemic with “In Event of Moon Disaster”

New website from the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality rewrites an important moment in history to educate the public on the dangers of deepfakes.

A mechanical way to stimulate neurons
A mechanical way to stimulate neurons

Magnetic nanodiscs can be activated by an external magnetic field, providing a research tool for studying neural responses.

Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19
Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards $5.4 million to top researchers to steer how society responds to the pandemic.

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