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#ShutDownAcademia

On Wednesday, June 10, the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) community will participate in the #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownStem, and#Strike4BlackLives movements by taking a day away from our regular activities to reflect on injustices and systemic racism, to educate ourselves on…

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A boost for cancer immunotherapy

Engineers, including a faculty member at IMES and an HST graduate, have designed nanoparticles that stimulate the immune system, helping it to attack tumors. One promising strategy to treat cancer is stimulating the body’s own immune system to attack tumors. However, tumors are very good at suppressing the immune system,…

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Carbon nanotube transistors make the leap from lab to factory floor

A technique developed by MIT researchers, including an HST student, paves the way for more energy efficient, 3D microprocessors. Carbon nanotube transistors are a step closer to commercial reality, now that MIT researchers have demonstrated that the devices can be made swiftly in commercial facilities, with the same equipment used…

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