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Anna Tarakanova

Joining efforts to build a more sustainable future

Kelsey Damrad Civil and Environmental Engineering Sixth Annual CEE Research Speed Dating showcases research to promote collaboration Approaching a global challenge from the bottom up often results in transformative large-scale impact. Such is the theme that […]

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Uncovering the secrets to elastin’s flexibility

Elastin, a crucial building block in our bodies, and its remarkable flexibility has remained an unsolved question — until now. Published in Science Advances from a team including doctoral student Anna Tarakanova SM ’15 and Department Head […]

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Uncovering the secrets of elastin’s flexibility

MIT News Protein that gives blood vessels and skin their stretchability has its molecular properties revealed. Elastin is a crucial building block in our bodies. Its flexibility allows skin to stretch and twist, blood vessels to […]

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