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MIT conference reveals the power of using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs

Inaugural AI Powered Drug Discovery and Manufacturing Conference drew pharmaceutical companies, government regulators, and pioneering drug researchers. Developing drugs to combat Covid-19 is a global priority, requiring communities to come together to fight the spread of infection. At MIT, researchers with backgrounds in machine learning and life sciences are collaborating,…

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Alex Shalek wins Edgerton Faculty Award

Professor of chemistry and IMES core faculty member is recognized for his leadership and pioneering spirit. Alex K. Shalek, the Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Associate Professor of Chemistry, core member of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), a faculty member in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program,…

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Jim Collins receives funding to harness AI for drug discovery

The Audacious Project commitment will support the development of new classes of antibiotics to treat the world’s deadliest bacterial pathogens. Housed at TED and supported by leading social impact advisor The Bridgespan Group, The Audacious Project is a collaborative funding initiative that’s catalyzing social impact on a grand scale by…

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Ten from MIT, including three HST students, awarded 2020 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The $90,000 merit-based fellowship funds graduate studies for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants. Ten MIT students and alumni, including three students enrolled in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) MD program, are among the 30 recipients of this year’s Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The…

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