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HST MEMP Alumni Profile: Tim Padera

Fighting Cancer and Disease, One Lymph Node at a Time Timothy P. Padera, MEMP PhD, ‘03, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Tim Padera works to fight cancer and disease by focusing his research on a far-reaching system of the body—the lymphatic system. As part…

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Confronting Zika

After its emergency meeting on Zika virus two weeks ago, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan wrote in an official statement, “the Committee advised that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014, constitutes an ‘extraordinary event’…

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Faculty Profile: Daniel Anderson

Benefitting Generations Daniel Anderson agrees his research may sound like science fiction: smart biomaterials, cellular-level drug delivery, genome editing, cell transplantation, and RNA interference. In fact, this work could help counter serious illnesses from genetic cancers to type-1 diabetes, both for patients and their future family trees. Take, for example,…

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Curing disease by repairing faulty genes

New delivery method boosts efficiency of CRISPR genome-editing system. The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace it with a new one, offering the potential to cure diseases caused by defective genes. For this potential to be realized, however, scientists must find…

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