Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks

Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks

Video of astronauts tripping over moon rocks can make for entertaining Internet viewing, but falls in space can jeopardize astronauts’ missions and even their lives. …

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in …

New study sheds light on role of mutations in metastasized cancer

New study sheds light on role of mutations in metastasized cancer

Approximately 95% of cancer mortality is caused by metastasis. This fact is what motivates many cancer researchers to focus on finding new ways to stop …

Supporting clinical research with the MIMIC-III Critical Care Database

Supporting clinical research with the MIMIC-III Critical Care Database

Crowdsourcing clinical data using MIMIC-III could vastly improve research and critical care decisions Critical care decisions in modern day intensive care units (ICUs) are made …

Study: Molecular motors shape chromosome structure

Study: Molecular motors shape chromosome structure

Human cells contain 23 pairs of chromosomes that form a loosely organized cluster in the cell nucleus. When cells divide, they must first condense these …

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July 25, 2016

Dr. David Cohen, co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program and the Robert H. Ebert Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, …

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Photo courtesy of William Litant/MIT
July 27, 2016

Enabling the great beyond. Leia Stirling wants to make wearables invaluable to clinicians. “A patient performs a set of activities at home, comes back and …

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Researchers at MIT are developing an adhesive patch that can stick to a tumor site, either before or after surgery. The patch delivers a triple-combination of drug, gene, and photo (light-based) therapy via specially designed nanospheres and nanorods, shown here attacking a tumor cell.

Image: Ella Maru
July 25, 2016

Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. In …

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MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons.

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Administrative Assistant II - IMES

Under minimal supervision provides comprehensive administrative support for up to three faculty members and front desk responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process financial paperwork and reimbursements, monitor and reconcile research . .

Technical Assistant - Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

To assist with general operational and research-related tasks within an experimental neuroscience/engineering laboratory working with both mice and clinical samples. General operational tasks include maintaining inventory and transgenic mouse colonies, performing stereotaxic surgeries and mouse perfusion . . .

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