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Artificial intelligence model detects asymptomatic Covid-19 infections through cellphone-recorded coughs

Asymptomatic people who are infected with Covid-19 exhibit, by definition, no discernible physical symptoms of the disease. They are thus less likely to seek out testing for the virus, and…

Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19

Covid-19 is a respiratory illness that spreads when infected individuals shed the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes it. While this seems to happen chiefly through close contact and respiratory droplets,…

Designing new mirror materials for better gravitational-wave detection

Nicholas Demos, a physics graduate student, didn’t travel a conventional path to MIT. A first-generation college student, Demos didn’t have a clear trajectory in mind when he first attended California…

Truncated immune system receptors may regulate cellular activity

MIT Media Lab researchers have discovered that shortened versions of immunity-related protein receptors, long written off as incomplete and therefore nonfunctional, can bind with their natural counterparts on the cell…

AI Cures: data-driven clinical solutions for Covid-19

Modern health care has been reinvigorated by the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence. From speeding image analysis for radiology to advancing precision medicine for personalized care, AI has countless applications,…

Online publication examines the French stage during the Enlightenment and the French Revolution

The MIT Press recently published “Databases, Revenues and Repertory: The French Stage Online, 1680-1793,” an innovative collection of original essays that explore an important initiative in the digital humanities, the…

Elegance in C. elegans

The naked eye can barely spot the transparent nematodes at the center of PhD student Gurrein Madan’s neuroscience research. While C. elegans worms may initially seem an unassuming test subject…

How a worm may yield insights into the gut-brain relationship

The naked eye can barely spot the transparent nematodes at the center of PhD student Gurrein Madan’s neuroscience research. While C. elegans worms may initially seem an unassuming test subject…

The Engine announces second round of funding to support “tough tech” companies

The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT in 2016 to support “tough tech” companies, today announced it has raised $230 million in its second round of funding, and will…

Leveraging a 3D printer “defect” to create a new quasi-textile

Sometimes 3D printers mess up. They extrude too much material, or too little, or deposit material in the wrong spot. But what if this bug could be turned into a…