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Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath win Athanasiou ABME Student Award

At the inaugural Athanasiou ABME Student Award Session held on October 19 during the Biomedical Engineering Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, HST MEMP PhD candidates Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath were recognized for their paper, “Towards alternative approaches for coupling of a soft robotic sleeve to the heart.” All…

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“Hey,Charlie” app supports those struggling with opioids

In the spring of 2016, while Emily Lindemer was working toward her PhD at MIT, she was also struggling with something closer to home: watching someone she knew well fall in and out of recovery from opioid addiction. Like many people in recovery, Lindemer’s friend had his ups and downs….

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Microbiome milkshakes: The story behind the study

In the spring of 2015, a couple of researchers at the recently launched MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics & Therapeutics (CMIT), including the Center’s co-director, Prof. Eric Alm, converged on a study design to better understand the impact of individual dietary micronutrients on gut microbiome composition. The main difficulty we…

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Elazer Edelman selected as 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree

Elazer Edelman, director of IMES, has been chosen as a 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree by the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research. Founded in 1953, the organization recognizes select individuals annually in honor of National Biomedical Research Day. Each October, researchers, teachers, and biotechnology developers throughout New England are acknowledged…

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