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More than 25 from MIT named to Forbes 30 Under 30 lists in 2016

According to Forbes magazine, their fifth annual 30 Under 30 lists showcase “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” who are less than than 30 years old. More than 25 MIT students, researchers, and alumni made the 2016 lists. Some 600 selections covering 20 categories were whittled down from an initial screening…

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Tracing a cellular family tree

New technique allows tracking of gene expression over generations of cells as they specialize. By combining sophisticated RNA sequencing technology with a new device that isolates single cells and their progeny, MIT researchers can now trace detailed family histories for several generations of cells descended from one “ancestor.” This technique,…

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A new way to monitor vital signs

Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract. Using technology invented at MIT, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients’ vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract. This type…

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Using ultrasound to improve drug delivery

Using ultrasound waves, researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found a way to enable ultra-rapid delivery of drugs to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This approach could make it easier to deliver drugs to patients suffering from GI disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s…

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