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Study finds the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the inner ear

The prevalence of auditory symptoms in Covid-19 patients is unknown, but infection of the inner ears may be responsible for hearing and balance problems. Many Covid-19 patients have reported symptoms affecting the ears, including hearing loss and tinnitus. Dizziness and balance problems can also occur, suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 virus…

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

National Academy of Medicine inductees, recognized for contributions to medical sciences, health care, and public health, include two HST alums. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the election of 100 new members for 2021, including two MIT faculty members and three additional Institute affiliates. Faculty honorees include Linda G….

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