Research Stories

How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors

To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.

A focused approach to imaging neural activity in the brain

New molecule for imaging calcium in neurons reduces crosstalk from neighboring neurons.

MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research

DriveSeg contains precise, pixel-level representations of many common road objects, but through the lens of a continuous video driving scene.

Bringing the predictive power of artificial intelligence to health care

The startup ClosedLoop has created a platform of predictive models to help organizations improve patient care.

Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

The design could advance the development of small, portable AI devices.

Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Pathologists who examined the computationally stained images could not tell them apart from traditionally stained slides.

Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions

Instrument may help scientists assess the ocean’s response to climate change.

Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

Chemical process called ELAST allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling.

What can your microwave tell you about your health?

An MIT system uses wireless signals to measure in-home appliance usage to better understand health tendencies.

Making an impact through chemical engineering

Hadley Sikes designs simple-to-use diagnostic devices that could benefit patients around the world.