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MRIs for fetal health

Algorithm could help analyze fetal scans to determine whether interventions are warranted. Researchers from MIT, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital have joined forces in an ambitious new project to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate the health of fetuses. Typically, fetal development is monitored with ultrasound imaging,…

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Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments. MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. The system is based on levels of enzymes called proteases, which cancer cells use to remodel their surroundings. Once adapted…

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David Cohen steps down as HST Director

Dr. David Cohen, co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program and the Robert H. Ebert Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is stepping down after a nine-year tenure and will become Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College…

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