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December 9th: COVID-19 VACCINES ARE COMING, NOW WHAT?

Register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6DDvCQqoSjeaYd0EGtxV3A Join the HMS-led Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) for a public briefing highlighting the latest developments on COVID-19 vaccine design, testing, approval, speed, safety and effectiveness, as well as key considerations for vaccine success. A panel discussion and question-and-answer session will follow. Speakers include: George Q….

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Algorithm reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics for UTIs

One paradox about antibiotics is that, broadly speaking, the more we use them, the less they continue to work. The Darwinian process of bacteria growing resistant to antibiotics means that, when the drugs don’t work, we can no longer treat infections, leading to groups like the World Health Organization warning…

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Three from MIT, including an IMES faculty member, receive National Institutes of Health Awards

Michael Birnbaum, Anders Hansen, and Tami Lieberman receive NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. Three MIT faculty members have been chosen to receive the New Innovators Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program….

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