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How the Greater Boston biomedical community is tackling the coronavirus

Researchers in the Greater Boston area, including at MIT and IMES, are actively seeking solutions to the health crisis caused by novel coronavirus As we grapple with the growth in novel coronavirus cases in the United States, a group of physician-scientists, medical researchers, front-line clinicians, and epidemiologists in the Greater…

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COVID-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of important projects by MIT researchers, including faculty at IMES, could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus. As more COVID-19 cases appear in the United States and around the world, the need for fast, easy-to-use diagnostic tests is becoming ever more pressing. A startup…

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Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

Using a deep-learning model, MIT researchers, including faculty members at IMES, have identified a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic…

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Accelerating the pace of engineering

The 2019-20 School of Engineering MathWorks Fellows, including an HST MEMP graduate student, are using MATLAB and Simulink to advance discovery and innovation across disciplines. Nicolas Meirhaeghe, a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) PhD program, specializing in Bioastronautics, was recently…

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