CHARMed collaboration creates a potent therapy candidate for fatal prion diseases

A new gene-silencing tool shows promise as a future therapy against prion diseases and paves the way for new approaches to treating disease.

Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 27, 2024 ~12 min

Scientists use computational modeling to guide a difficult chemical synthesis

Using this new approach, researchers could develop drug compounds with unique pharmaceutical properties.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
June 27, 2024 ~7 min

Fotini Christia named director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Known for building connections between the social sciences, data science, and computation, the political science professor will lead IDSS into its next chapter.

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
June 27, 2024 ~5 min

Wireless receiver blocks interference for better mobile device performance

This novel circuit architecture cancels out unwanted signals at the earliest opportunity.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
June 27, 2024 ~6 min

What happens during the first moments of butterfly scale formation

New findings could help engineers design materials for light and heat management.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
June 26, 2024 ~8 min

New Ragon Institute building opens in the heart of Kendall Square

The building will serve as a hub for research on the development of immunology-based treatments.

Zach Winn | MIT News • mit
June 21, 2024 ~7 min

Study: Titan’s lakes may be shaped by waves

MIT researchers find wave activity on Saturn’s largest moon may be strong enough to erode the coastlines of lakes and seas.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
June 19, 2024 ~9 min

Researchers leverage shadows to model 3D scenes, including objects blocked from view

This technique could lead to safer autonomous vehicles, more efficient AR/VR headsets, or faster warehouse robots.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
June 18, 2024 ~8 min

Understanding the visual knowledge of language models

LLMs trained primarily on text can generate complex visual concepts through code with self-correction. Researchers used these illustrations to train an image-free computer vision system to recognize real photos.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 17, 2024 ~6 min

Technologies enable 3D imaging of whole human brain hemispheres at subcellular resolution

Three innovations by an MIT-based team enable high-resolution, high-throughput imaging of human brain tissue at a full range of scales, and mapping connectivity of neurons at single-cell resolution.

David Orenstein | The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 17, 2024 ~12 min