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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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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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