September 14, 2018

By James Rowe

Recently I found myself staying in St. Louis, Missouri to attend a conference for researchers who focus on atmospheric science. The conference was located downtown near the river, which gave ample opportunity to check out the St. Louis Arch and the recently dedicated National Park that surrounds it. From…

July 3, 2018

By Hélène Angot

Have you ever wondered how we can trace the fate of toxic pollutants in the atmosphere and forecast air pollution in a given region? If so, this blog post is for you! We are going to focus on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), one of the MIT Superfund Research Program’s chemicals of interest, but…

May 10, 2018

By Jenny Kay

Greetings, MIT SRP blog readers! This month we’re going to discuss why some people are more likely to get cancer than others. As you’ll recall, cancer generally arises from mutations in the genetic code. Mutations can happen randomly, even in healthy cells, but they become more likely if DNA has been…

April 6, 2018

By Jenny Kay

Welcome back to the MIT SRP Blog! We have quite a variety of scientists and research projects in our program, so over time you’ll have the chance to hear many different perspectives in this blog. Since I have the privilege of writing the first few posts, I’m going to begin…

March 6, 2018

By Jenny Kay

Welcome to the MIT Superfund Blog! We will be using this platform to share perspectives from our research team, whose work focuses on the impact of environmental exposures on health, in terms that are accessible to a broad audience. Our goal is to explain big picture concepts with minimal jargon…