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Oct 22 - Hashim Sarkis - a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Middle East - has been named the new dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), effective in January.
Medicine Oct 22

Sequencing the genomes of tumor cells has revealed thousands of genetic mutations linked with cancer.

Earth Sciences Oct 21

The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs.

Law Oct 20

Since World War II, more than 45 international human-rights treaties have been signed by many of the world's roughly 200 countries.

Medicine Oct 16
Medicine

The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release, implantable device invented by MIT professor Michael Cima and other researchers.

Physics Oct 21

Academics were always important for Bilge Yildiz, the daughter of two math teachers, as she was growing up in and around Izmir, Turkey.

Environmental Sciences Oct 20

On Sept. 19, Maria T. Zuber, MIT's vice president for research, announced the membership of a community committee to plan and implement the MIT Climate Change Conversation.

Physics Oct 17
Physics

Computer chips with superconducting circuits - circuits with zero electrical resistance - would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet's most popular sites.

Medicine Oct 15
Medicine

A novel partnership between MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is addressing three major challenges in clinical medicine: improving the diagnosis of disease; developing new approaches to prevent and treat infectious and autoimmune diseases; and developing more accurate methods of diagnosing and treating major neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.




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