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CRISPR-carrying nanoparticles edit the genome

New delivery system developed by MIT team deletes disease-causing genes and reduces cholesterol. In a new study, MIT researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver the CRISPR genome-editing system and specifically modify genes in mice. The team used nanoparticles to carry the CRISPR components, eliminating the need to use viruses…

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Microbiome Innovation and Pilot Grants

The Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for research grants. To learn more and apply, please visit the Microbiome Center website: https://microbiome.mit.edu/funding-opportunity-for-innovation-and-pilot-grants-2017/ Overview The Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics was founded to accelerate the development of therapeutics to treat microbiome-associated disease, with…

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Arup Chakraborty elected to National Academy of Medicine

Arup K. Chakraborty, the Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering and founding director of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in recognition of his distinguished contributions to medicine and health. Chakraborty, a professor of physics, chemistry, and biological…

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Elazer Edelman honored with Cardiovascular Research Foundation career achievement award

The following was adapted from a press release from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Elazer Edelman, the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences at MIT, has been awarded this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Career Achievement Award ­for his extraordinary contributions to the field of cardiology. A lifelong researcher…

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