Painting a fuller picture of how antibiotics act

Machine learning reveals metabolic pathways disrupted by the drugs, offering new targets to combat resistance. Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act. In a…

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School of Engineering first quarter 2019 awards

Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their achievements by highlighting the honors, prizes, and medals won by faculty working in our academic departments, labs, and centers. Regina Barzilay, of the Department of Electrical…

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Structure of T cell epitopes a decisive factor in natural HIV control, study finds

Researchers apply network theory to HIV protein structure, uncovering a vital link between connectivity and protective immune response. In 2017, nearly 37 million people were living with HIV worldwide, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Current treatments for the virus, which becomes AIDS in its most…

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