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Cellular connections found between nervous and immune systems

Pain-sensing neurons link to lymph nodes and potentially regulate their activity. The nervous and immune systems have long been thought to be separate entities in the body, but new research has uncovered a direct cellular interaction between the two. Scientists from Harvard Medical School, IMES, the Broad Institute of MIT…

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Lincoln Laboratory establishes Biotechnology and Human Systems Division

Will focus on responding to disasters and humanitarian crises, defending against biothreats, addressing climate change, and improving human health and performance. MIT Lincoln Laboratory has established a new research and development division, the Biotechnology and Human Systems Division. The division will address emerging threats to both national security and humanity….

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Faculty seed projects grow into pandemic research opportunities

MISTI Global Seed Funds are open for proposals after Covid pivot. Global partnerships are a fundamental component of research at MIT — even during this time of suspended travel. MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) supports those connections via MISTI Global Seed Funds (GSF). GSF enables participating faculty teams to collaborate…

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Slowing the spread of Covid-19

As cases increased worldwide this spring, mechanical engineers, including researchers affiliated with IMES, developed solutions to help slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus. An air of uncertainty descended on MIT’s campus in early March. Whispers and rumors about campus closing down swirled in the hallways. Students convened en…

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The art and science of staying grounded

Mindy Bishop, an HST PhD student, finds connections between artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, and patient care “In electrical engineering, I often find myself marveling at the simple concept of a switch—which is essentially what transistors are, the tiny devices that computing systems are made of,” says Mindy D. Bishop, a…

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