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Researchers identify molecular motor that transforms chromosomes

Experiments confirm hypothesis about how the genome becomes organized into “neighborhoods.” A molecular “motor” that organizes the genome into distinct neighborhoods by forming loops of DNA has been characterized by researchers at MIT and the Pasteur Institute in France. In a study published in 2016, a team led by Leonid…

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New test rapidly diagnoses Zika

MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relative of the Zika virus that can produce false positives on many Zika tests. This test could offer an easy-to-use, cheap,…

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Using machine learning to improve patient care

New CSAIL research employs many types of medical data, including electronic health records, to predict outcomes in hospitals. Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be difficult to integrate and monitor all of these data for multiple patients…

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IMES researchers on Boston as the epicenter of biomedical research

In a Bloomberg video featured as part of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular series, IMES faculty members Sangeeta Bhatia, Emery Brown, and Bob Langer discuss why Boston is the epicenter of biomedicine and how Boston’s collaborative environment provides crucial connections to local hospitals, universities, and industry. https://vimeo.com/user12308995/review/221937657/ec4a3ce5da *Video content starts at 30…

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