New EdX course from CBI: Making a Cell Therapy

New EdX course from CBI: Making a Cell Therapy

Cell therapies, such as CAR-T and stem cell therapies, are an exciting new class of therapeutics with the potential to revolutionize medicine. Learn the biology, engineering, and analytical chemistry behind how these amazing new products are manufactured. The course begins Sept. 21, 2021.

The World in 2045 - World leaders explore what the world should look like at the United Nation’s centennial.

The World in 2045 - World leaders explore what the world should look like at the United Nation’s centennial.

(By Stephanie M. McPherson) The UN was formed in 1945 to foster cooperation between governments, intending to “maintain international peace and security, give humanitarian assistance to those in need, protect human rights, and uphold international law.” In the intervening decades the mission hasn’t changed, but the world has.  2045 will mark the centennial of the…

Mobility patterns influence how we experience income segregation in our cities

Mobility patterns influence how we experience income segregation in our cities

Economic segregation isn’t just limited to neighborhoods; it’s part of the places you visit every day. In a world of increasing urbanization, migration, and mobility, cities are becoming the epicenter of social life. Diverse populations and social cohesion are crucial for sustainable urban development, but cities face rising segregation and inequality. These two forces can…

SSRC Director Fotini Christia Appointed Chair

SSRC Director Fotini Christia Appointed Chair

Fotini Christia has been selected as the holder of the Ford International Professor in recognition of her distinguished record of scholarly, professional, and pedagogical contributions to the study of ethnic conflict, political and economic development. In addition, Devavrat Shah has been selected as the holder of the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical…

Lockdowns reveal inequities in opportunities for walking activities

Lockdowns reveal inequities in opportunities for walking activities

(By Stephanie M. McPherson) Lockdowns saved lives during the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. But as much as they have slowed the spread of Covid-19, there have been some unintended consequences. New research from the MIT Connection Science Group shows that lockdowns in ten metropolitan areas throughout the United States led to a marked reduction in walking.…

The potential of artificial intelligence to bring equity in health care

The potential of artificial intelligence to bring equity in health care

The Jameel Clinic recently hosted the AI for Health Care Equity Conference to assess current state-of-the-art work in this space, including new machine learning techniques that support fairness, personalization, and inclusiveness; identify key areas of impact in health care delivery; and discuss regulatory and policy implications. Nearly 1,400 people virtually attended the conference to hear…

Job connectivity improves resiliency in U.S. cities

Job connectivity improves resiliency in U.S. cities

What makes urban labor markets more resilient? This is the question at the heart of a new study published in Nature Communications by members of MIT’s Connection Science Group. The researchers in this study, including MIT research scientist and Universidad Carlos III (Spain) Professor Esteban Moro; University of Pittsburgh professor and former MIT postdoc Morgan Frank, MIT…

MIT researchers publish new study on social learning dynamics

MIT researchers publish new study on social learning dynamics

Prof. Sandy Pentland (Media Lab and IDSS) and Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum (Brain and Cognitive Sciences) are among the co-authors of “Bayesian collective learning emerges from heuristic social learning” to be published in the July 2021 edition of Cognition. The paper draws on data from eToro, a social financial trading tool and sheds new light on how…