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November 2021

Andrea Ghez ’87 turned galactic sleuth to expose the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

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  • Categorized in MIT News: Cover story

    Skywatcher

    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.

    Andrea GhezAndrea Ghez
  • Categorized in MIT News: Feature story

    Looking to space to cure osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis affects hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Alan Grodzinsky, ’71, ScD ’74, wants to end their pain.

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    The power of simple innovations

    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.

    Ta CorralesTa Corrales
  • 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.

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    Stop the bleeding

    A biocompatible glue modeled on the substance that lets barnacles cling to rocks can seal bloody wounds in seconds.

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    Out of the frying pan

    A phenomenon seen in oily skillets could have useful applications.

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    Mind and magnet

    With a system that uses magnetic beads to measure muscle position, amputees could make prosthetic limbs move just the way they’ve envisioned.

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    Location, location, location

    Moving to a new area can significantly affect how long you live, a study of Medicare data reveals.

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    Sleep on this

    A field experiment suggests that a longer night’s sleep doesn’t necessarily improve your life.

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    Mimicking the pancreas

    Using a new type of gel, researchers have grown “organoids” from healthy and cancerous pancreatic cells.

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