Andrea Ghez ’87 turned galactic sleuth to expose the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
An avid reader of detective novels, Andrea Ghez ’87 turned galactic sleuth to expose the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Osteoarthritis affects hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Alan Grodzinsky, ’71, ScD ’74, wants to end their pain.
MIT D-Lab’s Ta Corrales ’16 is helping people around the world create simple tools that can improve their lives—and often boost their local economies.
Our faculty in the social sciences and humanities played a key role in illuminating the wide-ranging impacts of the pandemic and offering practical guidance to improve electoral practices nationwide.
A biocompatible glue modeled on the substance that lets barnacles cling to rocks can seal bloody wounds in seconds.
A phenomenon seen in oily skillets could have useful applications.
With a system that uses magnetic beads to measure muscle position, amputees could make prosthetic limbs move just the way they’ve envisioned.
Moving to a new area can significantly affect how long you live, a study of Medicare data reveals.
A field experiment suggests that a longer night’s sleep doesn’t necessarily improve your life.
Input devices created this way could be easily tailored to individual needs.
Using a new type of gel, researchers have grown “organoids” from healthy and cancerous pancreatic cells.
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