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“Hey,Charlie” app supports those struggling with opioids

In the spring of 2016, while Emily Lindemer was working toward her PhD at MIT, she was also struggling with something closer to home: watching someone she knew well fall in and out of recovery from opioid addiction. Like many people in recovery, Lindemer’s friend had his ups and downs….

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Microbiome milkshakes: The story behind the study

In the spring of 2015, a couple of researchers at the recently launched MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics & Therapeutics (CMIT), including the Center’s co-director, Prof. Eric Alm, converged on a study design to better understand the impact of individual dietary micronutrients on gut microbiome composition. The main difficulty we…

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Elazer Edelman selected as 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree

Elazer Edelman, director of IMES, has been chosen as a 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree by the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research. Founded in 1953, the organization recognizes select individuals annually in honor of National Biomedical Research Day. Each October, researchers, teachers, and biotechnology developers throughout New England are acknowledged…

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Movement-enhancing exoskeletons may impair decision making

As engineers make strides in the design of wearable, electronically active, and responsive leg braces, arm supports, and full-body suits, collectively known as exoskeletons, researchers at MIT are raising an important question: While these Iron Man-like appendages may amp up a person’s strength, mobility, and endurance, what effect might they…

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