Four researchers earn interdisciplinary Schmidt Science Fellowships

June 25, 2021

Left to right: Álvaro Fernández Galiana, Fatima Hussain, Sirma Orguc, and Rebecca Pinals have been named as Schmidt Science Fellows, an honor created in 2017 to encourage young

New system cleans messy data tables automatically

May 21, 2021

With just 50 lines of code, the program spots and fixes likely errors.


From diabetes to Covid-19, Better World (Health) showcases MIT research in action

April 30, 2021

Event speakers included (clockwise from top left) W. Eric L. Grimson, Daniel P. Huttenlocher, Steven Truong, and Mariana Arcaya.  “MIT’s work to understand and improve human health spans


A safer way to deploy bacteria as environmental sensors

April 8, 2021

MIT engineers have devised a way to encapsulate bacterial sensors into a tough hydrogel sphere, which prevents them from interacting with other microbes in the environment. Image: Christine


Seeking the cellular mechanisms of disease, with help from machine learning

April 8, 2021

Caroline Uhler’s research blends machine learning and statistics with biology to better understand gene regulation, health, and disease. Despite this lofty mission, Uhler remains dedicated to her original


The physicist and the hospital

March 26, 2021

MIT Professor Thomas Heldt draws from physics and data science to design medical devices that monitor patients’ physiology. Image: Lillie Paquette It’s hard to say that Thomas Heldt has


3 Questions: Artificial intelligence for health care equity

March 25, 2021

(Left to right:) Regina Barzilay is the School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health and faculty co-lead of AI for the MIT Jameel Clinic. Collin Stultz


Faster tracking of treatment responses

February 9, 2021

Glympse Bio is a startup that spun out of the lab of EECS Professor Sangeeta Bhatia, pictured. Photo: Bryce Vickmark In the fight against severe diseases like cancer, patients


Epigenomic map reveals circuitry of 30,000 human disease regions

February 9, 2021

In a new study, a team of researchers from MIT has published the most comprehensive map yet of noncoding DNA, which makes up more than 98 percent of

SMART Postdoc Dr Irina Afonina and NTU PhD Student Jerome Chua use CRISPRi technology to understand biofilm formation in Enterococcus faecalis..jpg

A new tool to investigate bacteria behind hospital infections

February 9, 2021

SMART postdoc Irina Afonina (seated) and NTU PhD student Jerome Chua use CRISPRi technology to understand biofilm formation in Enterococcus faecalis. Photo courtesy of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research