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A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location

Diagnostic nanoparticles could be used to monitor tumor recurrence after treatment or to perform routine cancer screenings. Most of the tests that doctors use to diagnose cancer—such as mammography, colonoscopy, and CT scans—are based on imaging. More recently, researchers have also developed molecular diagnostics that can detect specific cancer-associated molecules…

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Charting a new course

Former naval petty officer Manuel Morales now develops imaging applications to detect cardiac dysfunction in young patients. When it comes to journeys to MIT, Manuel Morales, a doctoral candidate in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) program at HST, has taken a different tack. As a high school student…

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Forty-seven students graduate in the HST Class of 2021

On Wednesday, May 26, the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) held its second online graduation ceremony and celebration. ​Accustomed by now to doing everything­—from learning to celebrating—online, the stellar class of 2021 graduates of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) participated in the program’s…

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HST MEMP PhD graduate Avilash Cramer will focus on making technology accessible to all

Cramer, focused on the inequities in healthcare and other technologies, has worked on everything from portable radiography tools to seismology research. The past school year, with its primarily online learning format and pandemic-fueled lack of in-person experiences, has been a challenge for students everywhere, including those graduating from the Harvard-MIT…

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