This technology is an engineered yeast bioremediation tool that has potential uses in environmental cleanup and mining. Read more


Desiree Plata and her students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are finding ways to solve environmental problems of the past — and prevent those of the future.


Researchers have created innovative test that can detect faster potentially cancer-causing DNA damage Read more


Associate professor, Paul Blainey introduced new tools to advance biomedical research which have benefited drug screeing, diagnostics and more areas Read more


For the first time, scientists have observed mucus's secret and beneficial properties Read more


 Specialized sugar molecules called glycans can disarm opportunistic pathogens and prevent infection Read More


MIT researchers employ low-cost sensors to detect and track the origins of air pollutants in India.

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Prize supports powerful collaboration among diverse constituencies in Malden, Massachusetts.

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Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering and infectious disease expert, succeeds John M. Essigmann Read more here

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Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge Read more


Dr. Vandiver is the Director of Community Engagement for both the Center for Environmental Health Sciences and the MIT Superfund Research Program Read more


Successfully launched project aims to understand why some injuries result in post-traumatic osteoarthritis while others heal and recover Read more


In May (2018), the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea erupted, along with human tragedy, the eruption provided an opportunity to monitor the air quality of a volcano during the eruptive phase. Researchers employed innovative sensors as part of a dense monitoring network Read more


MIT researchers have analyzed population genomics and metagenomics to investigate the microbiome evolution of Bacteroides fragilis, one of the most prevalent bacteria found in humans' large intestines Read more


Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents Read more


Aside from the human tragedy that this created, the eruption provided a unique opportunity to monitor the air quality of a volcano during the eruptive phase, and researchers have employed innovative low-cost sensors to do so Read more


The CEHS invites MIT faculty and research staff with Principal Investigator privileges to submit applications for funding of pilot projects related to basic and translational research in environmental health sciences.  Please see the attached flier for more information.

Funding will start on July 1, 2019. Please feel free to contact Amanda Tat if you have any further questions. Submission deadline is April 30, 2019.


Acidic environment triggers genes that help cancer cells metastasize Read more


MIT researchers have developed an engineered liver tissue model that can be manipulated with RNA interference (RNAi) Read more


PhD student Josh Moss uses computer modeling and physical experiments to examine the key transformations that emissions undergo in the atmosphere Read more


Overactive repair system promotes cell death following DNA damage by certain toxins, study shows Read more


New test rapidly evaluates the effect of drugs and potentially toxic compounds on cells Read more


Low-cost sensors on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano provide an educational resource and give insight into air quality across Big Island Read more