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Nanoparticle sensor can distinguish between viral and bacterial pneumonia

Using this diagnostic, doctors could avoid prescribing antibiotics in cases where they won’t be effective, according to new work by MIT researchers, including from IMES. Many different types of bacteria and viruses can cause pneumonia, but there is no easy way to determine which microbe is causing a particular patient’s…

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Professor Collin Stultz named co-director of HST, and associate director of IMES

Stultz will leverage his research into machine learning and computer science, as well as his role as a practicing cardiologist Collin M. Stultz, MD, PhD, the Nina T. and Robert H. Rubin Professor in Medical Engineering and Science, has been named co-director of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and…

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3 Questions: Daniel Anderson on the progress of mRNA vaccines

Following the successful development of vaccines against Covid-19, scientists hope to deploy mRNA-based therapies to combat many other diseases. Two mRNA vaccines, which received emergency authorization in late 2020, have proven critical in the fight against Covid-19. These vaccines, the first of their kind, were the culmination of decades of…

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A single memory is stored across many connected brain regions

Innovative brain-wide mapping study shows that an “engram,” the ensemble of neurons encoding a memory, is widely distributed and includes regions not previously realized. A new study by scientists at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT provides the most comprehensive and rigorous evidence yet that the mammalian…

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