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Forty-five students graduate as part of HST Class of 2020

On Wednesday, May 27, the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) held its first ever online graduation ceremony and celebration. ​On Wednesday, May 27, the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) held its first ever online graduation ceremony and celebration, honoring the 2020 graduates in the…

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Making tissue stretchable, compressible, and nearly indestructible

A chemical process called ELAST, developed at the lab of a core member of the IMES faculty, allows labeling probes to infuse more quickly, and makes samples tough enough for repeated handling. When there’s a vexing problem to be solved, people sometimes offer metaphorical advice such as “stretching the mind”…

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Six from MIT awarded research funding to address Covid-19

Multi-institutional MassCPR initiative announces more than $16.5 million to support 62 Boston-area projects, including two headed by faculty at IMES. As the world grapples with the continuing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, a multi-institutional initiative has been formed to support a broad range of research aimed at addressing the devastation…

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Top collegiate inventors awarded 2020 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Students from around the country, including an HST MEMP graduate, are recognized for innovative solutions ranging from better single-use plastic, to spacecraft and aircraft fuel gauges, surgery techniques, and more. Following a nationwide search for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate college students, the Lemelson-MIT Program has announced the winners…

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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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