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The Sekisui House at MIT: Addressing the growing challenge of the special needs of the aging

A collaboration between MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and Sekisui House of Japan will investigate in-home wellness monitoring CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – To address the growing problem of an aging population, in Japan and around the world, MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and the Sekisui…

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New research: A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

Researchers identify nearly 8,000 strains of bacteria, while also clarifying their genetic and metabolic context. The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such as inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from IMES/MIT and the Broad…

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