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The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century — whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature (learn more about MIT's current initiatives).

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  • News

    DNA study casts light on century-old mystery of how cells divide

    Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package DNA to enable healthy cell division. Their findings shed light on how single cells can compact DNA 10,000-fold to partition it between two identical cells - a process that is essential for growth, repair a ... more

    North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials to continue for another five years

    At a conference marking the five-year anniversary of the North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials (NORA), the center’s members convened to discuss the outcomes of the research alliance to date as well as future areas of focus, including bioscience and catalysis research, dig ... more

    Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior

    Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events. However, a team of MIT neuroscientists has now discovered a circuit in this structure that responds to rewarding events. In a study of ... more

  • Videos

    Expansion Microscopy of Brainbow Hippocampus

    Brainbow-expressing mouse hippocampal brain circuitry, processed via the proExM form of expansion microscopy (ExM), which enables simple nanoscale resolution imaging on fast diffraction-limited microscopes. Video credits: Yosuke Bando, Young Gyu Yoon, Fei Chen, Dawen Cai, Ed Boyden. proExM ... more

    Ingestible origami robot

    Researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch ... more

    Engineering a second skin

    Scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and ... more

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