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Engineers devise a way to selectively turn on RNA therapies in human cells

A new RNA-based control switch could be used to trigger production of therapeutic proteins to treat cancer or other diseases. Researchers at MIT, including at IMES, and Harvard University, have designed a way to selectively turn on gene therapies in target cells, including human cells. Their technology can detect specific…

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Six with MIT ties elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2021

Professors Linda Griffith and Feng Zhang along with Guillermo Ameer ScD ’99, Darrell Gaskin SM ’87, and HST alums William Hahn, and Vamsi Mootha, are recognized for contributions to medicine, health care, and public health. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 100 new members for…

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Statistical model defines ketamine anesthesia’s effects on the brain

Neuroscientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, including an IMES faculty member and an HST student, develop a statistical framework that describes brain-state changes patients experience under ketamine-induced anesthesia. By developing the first statistical model to finely characterize how ketamine anesthesia affects the brain, a team of researchers at MIT’s…

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