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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.

Two from MIT elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019
Two from MIT elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019

Sangeeta Bhatia and Richard Young recognized for their contributions to “advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.”

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research
Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Open access task force releases final recommendations
Open access task force releases final recommendations

Report urges MIT community to openly share the products of its research and teaching.

MADMEC teams address plastic waste problem with materials science
MADMEC teams address plastic waste problem with materials science

Finalists presented an alternative to nondegradable plastics, and an additive to help plastics decompose.

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