HST MEMP Alumni Profile: Nina Menezes

A checklist for success: Making the most of the MEMP Program Nina Menezes, MEMP PhD, ‘02, Associate Director, Healthcare Strategy, Becton Dickinson (BD) Many students enter HST’s MEMP PhD program with an eye to continuing academic research or working directly in the biomedical industry. However, that’s not always the case. Numerous alumni…

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Real-time sharing of Zika genomes: the race against a virus

As the global health emergency caused by the Zika outbreak continues, the virus underlying it remains a mystery, with devastating consequences still being identified. More than a year after Zika became widespread in the Americas, scientists have yet to fully unravel its trajectory across the continents, the scale and impact…

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Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments. MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. The system is based on levels of enzymes called proteases, which cancer cells use to remodel their surroundings. Once adapted…

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