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Researchers Cook Up Mealworms Into a Tasty, Protein-Rich, “Meat-Like” Seasoning

Researchers Cook Up Mealworms Into a Tasty, Protein-Rich, “Meat-Like” Seasoning

Scientists have cooked up mealworms with sugar, creating a “meat-like” flavoring. It could someday be used in convenience foods as…
Tiny, Touch-Based Sensor Could Help Patients Stay on Top of Their Medications

Tiny, Touch-Based Sensor Could Help Patients Stay on Top of Their Medications

A tiny, touch-based sensor uses sweat to detect the level of lithium in the body. Credit: Jialun Zhu and Shuyu…
Accomplishing the Impossible: New, Simple Method Can Destroy “Forever” Chemicals

Accomplishing the Impossible: New, Simple Method Can Destroy “Forever” Chemicals

PFAS are a large, complex category of manufactured chemicals that are found in many commonplace products. The term “forever chemicals”…
MIT Chemists Discover How a Shape-Shifting Receptor Influences Cell Growth

MIT Chemists Discover How a Shape-Shifting Receptor Influences Cell Growth

MIT chemists have discovered how the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor changes its conformation when it binds to EGF. Credit:…
New Compound Fights Off Over 300 Drug-Resistant Bacteria

New Compound Fights Off Over 300 Drug-Resistant Bacteria

It has become increasingly difficult to treat infections as the bacteria that cause them are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Because…
Using DNA To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Valuable Products

Using DNA To Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Valuable Products

Chemical engineers at MIT are using DNA to help convert CO2 into valuable chemicals. MIT Assistant Professor Ariel Furst and…
Scientists Solve a 1,300-Year-Old Mystery

Scientists Solve a 1,300-Year-Old Mystery

The Dancing Horse sculpture featured a decorative tassel on its forehead, prompting the Cincinnati Art Museum to undertake a scientific…
New Method Converts Greenhouse Gas Into Fuel

New Method Converts Greenhouse Gas Into Fuel

The conversion occurred at room temperature and pressure, which could allow methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to be utilized to make fuel.…
New Method Converts Fish Waste Into Valuable Nanomaterial in Seconds

New Method Converts Fish Waste Into Valuable Nanomaterial in Seconds

A synthesis procedure developed by NITech scientists can convert fish scales obtained from fish waste into a useful carbon-based nanomaterial.…
First Theorized 70 Years Ago – “Rippled Beta Sheet” Created for the First Time

First Theorized 70 Years Ago – “Rippled Beta Sheet” Created for the First Time

The rippled beta sheet is a variation of the pleated beta sheet, a well-known structural motif found in thousands of…
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