Ten years after the Hammond report recommended ways to increase faculty diversity at MIT, little has changed. This article about the history of diversity efforts at MIT first appeared in MIT Technology Review magazine.
By accounting for sweat physiology, research by an HST faculty director and a MEMP PhD student show a method that can make better use of electrodermal activity (EDA) for tracking subconscious changes in physical or emotional state.
Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells. MIT researchers, including an HST faculty member and an HST student, have now greatly boosted the amount of information gleaned from each of those cells, by modifying the commonly used Seq-Well technique.
Researchers at MIT, including an HST faculty member, and the Ragon Institute of MIT, MGH, and Harvard, are now working on strategies for designing a universal flu vaccine that could work against any flu strain.