HST alum to lead lsrael’s Covid-19 fight

HST alumnus named Israel’s coronovirus Czar Nachman Ash, a graduate of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program (HST), and an associate professor at Ariel University, was recently named Israel’s next commissioner in charge of the country’s Covid-19 response—he will spearhead the nation’s efforts to battle the pandemic. IMES is HST’s…

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Rapid response

How the MIT community, including faculty affiliated with IMES, addressed the pandemic during the first few months of 2020 The first cluster of Covid-19 cases was reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. As the pandemic unfolded, the MIT community quickly rolled up its collective sleeves and…

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New research takes a fresh look at the potential for cancer immunotherapy

Researchers, including an IMES faculty member, argue that there is limited evidence of tumor mutational burden as a biomarker of response to immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is an effective cancer treatment, but only for less than half of all patients. This has led researchers to focus on ways to anticipate which patients…

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James Collins is awarded the 2020 Dickson Prize for Medicine for pioneering research

The prize is given annually to an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine. James Collins, the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science at the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and the Department of Biological Engineering, has received the 2020 Dickson Prize…

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