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Cellular connections found between nervous and immune systems

Pain-sensing neurons link to lymph nodes and potentially regulate their activity. The nervous and immune systems have long been thought to be separate entities in the body, but new research has uncovered a direct cellular interaction between the two. Scientists from Harvard Medical School, IMES, the Broad Institute of MIT…

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Faculty seed projects grow into pandemic research opportunities

MISTI Global Seed Funds are open for proposals after Covid pivot. Global partnerships are a fundamental component of research at MIT — even during this time of suspended travel. MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) supports those connections via MISTI Global Seed Funds (GSF). GSF enables participating faculty teams to collaborate…

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Slowing the spread of Covid-19

As cases increased worldwide this spring, mechanical engineers, including researchers affiliated with IMES, developed solutions to help slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus. An air of uncertainty descended on MIT’s campus in early March. Whispers and rumors about campus closing down swirled in the hallways. Students convened en…

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Sensing the body at all scales

Applications and challenges of sensing technology have been accelerated by Covid-19. Sensors that track everything from infection in the lungs to WiFi usage on a busy university campus are poised to enhance our understanding of, and approach to improving, human health at many levels — a trend that has been…

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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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