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Faculty Spotlight: Lydia Bourouiba

The fluid dynamics of disease transmission: In studying the spread of infectious disease, Lydia Bourouiba questions everything. This includes the accepted WHO classification of droplet-based contagion, as defined some 80 years ago. “There’s a dichotomy that plagues how we see transmission right now—large droplets versus aerosols—because it’s way too simplistic…

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How do you hack health care?

MIT doesn’t have a medical school, so it might seem unusual that so many students, researchers, and alumni are making a real-world impact in health care and medicine. But those two fields are rapidly evolving, and the need for MIT’s mindset of technology-focused solutions has never been greater. “MIT is…

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Faculty Spotlight: Kwanghun Chung

The quest to understand the brain: IMES Core Faculty Kwanghun Chung wants to—quite literally—shed more light on the brain, to help unlock the mysteries of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, like autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. “We want to see inside, right? That has been the dream of biologists. We want…

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