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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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Major step for implantable drug-delivery device

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical giant to commercialize its wirelessly controlled, implantable, microchip-based devices that store and release drugs inside the body over many years. Invented by…

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