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Confronting Zika

After its emergency meeting on Zika virus two weeks ago, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan wrote in an official statement, “the Committee advised that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014, constitutes an ‘extraordinary event’…

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No more insulin injections?

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment. In patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the pancreas, eventually leaving patients without the ability to naturally control blood sugar. These patients must carefully monitor the amount of sugar in their blood, measuring it several times a day…

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Elfar Adalsteinsson to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Elfar Adalsteinsson, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), MIT Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Institute for Medical…

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