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Preventing Opioid Addiction Relapses

Photo Credit: Alex Hogan/STAT Watching someone close to her struggle with opioid addiction, then-HST PhD student Emily Lindemer noticed the obstacles faced by people in recovery. During a 2016 MIT health hackathon, she led a team seeking to develop a technology to help mediate the constant environmental triggers that lead to relapse….

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Preparing postdocs for life beyond the bench

The postdoctoral training period is a time when junior researchers learn what it takes to become independent investigators. Pursuing a career in biomedical research can be highly demanding, and young researchers often feel challenged to find time to reflect on various career possibilities, explore options of interest, develop associated professional…

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Inexpensive biology kits offer hands-on experience with DNA

To help students gain a better grasp of biological concepts, MIT and Northwestern University researchers have designed educational kits that can be used to perform experiments with DNA, to produce glowing proteins, scents, or other easily observed phenomena. Biology teachers could use the BioBits kits to demonstrate key concepts such…

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If the Spacesuit Fits

Movement really moves Richard Fineman, a fourth-year PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. Using wearable sensors and a range of complex modeling tools, Fineman is able to measure and understand a body in motion in unprecedented ways. He is using what he’s learning to advance…

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