MIT chemists are testing a protein fragment that may inhibit coronaviruses’ ability to enter human lung cells.Read more
Diagnostic platform CARMEN combines microfluidics with CRISPR-based detection technology SHERLOCK, and could one day be used for public health efforts.Read more
Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage.Read more
At left, Janus droplets viewed from above. After the droplets encounter their target, a bacterial protein, they clump together.Read more
Could chemicals key to sustainable technologies pose unseen environmental risks?Read more
Novel structures made with DNA scaffolds could be used to create solar-powered materials.Read more
Acidic environment triggers genes that help cancer cells metastasizeRead more
Research shows the Clean Air Act was likely responsible for a dramatic decline in atmospheric organic aerosol.Read more
New test rapidly evaluates the effect of drugs and potentially toxic compounds on cells.Read more
Metal cluster in enzyme that breaks down carbon dioxide can switch between two different shapes.Read more
TREX program from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering takes students to Hawaii to conduct environmental research.Read more
Toxin will accumulate in the environment, particularly in remote regions, as countries delay implementing emissions controls.Read more
More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract — are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence that mucus is not just a physical barrier that traps bacteria and viruses, but it can also disarm pathogens and prevent them from causing infections.Read more
At left, photoreceptor cells of the retina have undergone severe damage after treatment with an alkylating agent. This damage is exacerbated by the DNA repair enzyme Aag. At right, photoreceptor cells lacking Aag appear normal following treatment with the alkylating agent.Read more
Keystone Science Lecturer Bevin Engelward, Sc.D., described models and screening tests she developed to explain how exposures affect DNA stability...Read More
The new diagnostic, which is based on analysis of urine samples, could also be designed to reveal whether a tumor has metastasized. (Bhatia lab)...
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