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TESS takes initial test image

Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit.

Applying machine learning to challenges in the pharmaceutical industry

MIT researchers and industry form new consortium to aid the drug discovery process.

Eight from MIT receive 2018 Fulbright awards

Graduating students and alumni will conduct research abroad in 2018-19 academic year.

Featured video: The neuroscience behind "Yanny" vs. "Laurel"

MIT grad students explain why some people hear "Yanny" and others hear "Laurel" in the audio clip that's taken the world by storm.

Ann Graybiel wins 2018 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

MIT neuroscientist is recognized for her pioneering work on the complexity and function of the basal ganglia.

Gerald Fink wins faculty’s Killian Award

Biologist honored for his work developing yeast as a model organism for genetic studies.

Jeff Gore: A physicist exploring population dynamics of microbes

MIT professor sees many “big, deep questions in biology” that benefit from study by both physicists and life scientists.

Understanding the proton's weak side

Research from the Qweak experiment provides a precision measurement of the proton’s weak charge. narrows the search for new physics.

Mircea Dincă: Searching for materials that collect and store energy

A lifelong fascination with chemistry has led to research on exotic new materials with environmental advantages.

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Matthew Shoulders wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Award recognizes talents and leadership qualities of young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Clearing the air over Southeast Asia

Study finds reducing biomass burning is not enough to significantly improve air quality in Southeast Asia.

Protecting confidentiality in genomic studies

Cryptographic system could enable “crowdsourced” genomics, with volunteers contributing information to privacy-protected databases.

Biologists discover function of gene linked to familial ALS

Study in worms reveals gene loss can lead to accumulation of waste products in cells.

Chi Zhang wins IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists

Award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and Solvay recognizes the best PhD theses in the chemical sciences.

Ushering in the next phase of exoplanet discovery

Professor Sara Seager previews a new era of discovery as a leader of the TESS mission, which is expected to find some 20,000 extrasolar planets.

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

A drug treatment that mimics fasting can also provide the same benefit, study finds.

Brain circuit helps us learn by watching others

Scientists pinpoint neural interactions that are necessary for observational learning.

Seven from MIT named National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellows

Fellowships last for up to three years, covering full tuition and mandatory fees.

National Academy of Sciences elects four MIT professors for 2018

Finkelstein, Kardar, Wen, and Zhang honored for research achievements.