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Aging Brain Initiative awards fund five new ideas to study, fight neurodegeneration

Competitive seed grants launch yearlong investigations of novel hypotheses about potential causes, biomarkers, treatments of Alzheimer’s and ALS. Neurodegenerative diseases are defined by an increasingly widespread and debilitating death of nervous system cells, but they also share other grim characteristics: Their cause is rarely discernible and they have all eluded…

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Lara A. Thompson is the first PI and faculty member of an HBCU to receive the NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award

HST PhD grad receives nation’s highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers Lara A. Thompson, an associate professor in the mechanical engineering department in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of the District of Columbia (UDC), has been awarded the prestigious Alan T. Waterman Award by the National…

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These fast, cheap tests could help us coexist with covid

Groundbreaking work on infectious agents and diseases already under way before the pandemic began—by MIT researchers, including at IMES—could yield ways to respond quickly to the global need for rapid, convenient covid testing. The following story appeared in MIT Technology Review, MIT News. Early in the covid pandemic, testing for…

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How machine learning is powering neuroimaging to improve brain health

Machine learning is contributing to rapid advances in clinical translational imaging to enable early detection, prediction, and treatment of diseases that threaten brain health. Several faculty members, researchers and students affiliated with the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, and with the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science…

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