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Lara A. Thompson is the first PI and faculty member of an HBCU to receive the NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award

HST PhD grad receives nation’s highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers Lara A. Thompson, an associate professor in the mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of the District of Columbia (UDC), has been awarded the prestigious Alan T. Waterman Award by the National…

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These fast, cheap tests could help us coexist with covid

Groundbreaking work on infectious agents and diseases already under way before the pandemic began—by MIT researchers, including at IMES—could yield ways to respond quickly to the global need for rapid, convenient covid testing. The following story appeared in MIT Technology Review, MIT News. Early in the covid pandemic, testing for…

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How machine learning is powering neuroimaging to improve brain health

Machine learning is contributing to rapid advances in clinical translational imaging to enable early detection, prediction, and treatment of diseases that threaten brain health. Several faculty members, researchers and students affiliated with the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, and with the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science…

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Engineered bacteria could help protect “good” gut microbes from antibiotics

Microbes that safely break down antibiotics could prevent opportunistic infections and reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance, according to MIT researchers, including at IMES. Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but they can also harm the beneficial microbes that live in the human gut. Following antibiotic treatment, some patients are at risk…

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