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Elazer Edelman honored with Cardiovascular Research Foundation career achievement award

The following was adapted from a press release from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Elazer Edelman, the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences at MIT, has been awarded this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award ­for his extraordinary contributions to the field of cardiology. A lifelong researcher…

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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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