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Tracing a cellular family tree

By combining sophisticated RNA sequencing technology with a new device that isolates single cells and their progeny, MIT researchers can now trace detailed family histories for several generations of cells descended from one “ancestor.” This technique could shed light on how cancer develops.

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    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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    New test may predict COVID-19 immunity

    Most people in the United States have some degree of immune protection against Covid-19, either from vaccination, infection, or a combination of the two. But, just how much protection does any individual person have? MIT researchers have now developed an easy-to-use test that may be able to ... more

    Could used beer yeast be the solution to heavy metal contamination in water?

    A new analysis by researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) has found that inactive yeast could be effective as an inexpensive, abundant, and simple material for removing lead contamination from drinking water supplies. The study shows that this approach can be efficient and econ ... more

    Mini-fuel cell generates electricity using the body's sugar

    Glucose is the most important energy source in the human body. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) now want to use the body's sugar as an energy source for medicinal implants. They have developed a glucose fuel cell whic ... more

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