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The tenured engineers of 2021

Eight faculty members, including one at IMES, have been granted tenure in five departments across the MIT School of Engineering. The School of Engineering has announced that MIT has granted tenure to eight members of its faculty in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Materials Science…

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A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location

Diagnostic nanoparticles could be used to monitor tumor recurrence after treatment or to perform routine cancer screenings. Most of the tests that doctors use to diagnose cancer—such as mammography, colonoscopy, and CT scans—are based on imaging. More recently, researchers have also developed molecular diagnostics that can detect specific cancer-associated molecules…

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