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