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Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath win Athanasiou ABME Student Award

At the inaugural Athanasiou ABME Student Award Session held on October 19 during the Biomedical Engineering Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, HST MEMP PhD candidates Claudia Varela and Markus Horvath were recognized for their paper, “Towards alternative approaches for coupling of a soft robotic sleeve to the heart.” All…

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Elazer Edelman selected as 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree

Elazer Edelman, director of IMES, has been chosen as a 2018 Biomedical Research Day Honoree by the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research. Founded in 1953, the organization recognizes select individuals annually in honor of National Biomedical Research Day. Each October, researchers, teachers, and biotechnology developers throughout New England are acknowledged…

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Movement-enhancing exoskeletons may impair decision making

As engineers make strides in the design of wearable, electronically active, and responsive leg braces, arm supports, and full-body suits, collectively known as exoskeletons, researchers at MIT are raising an important question: While these Iron Man-like appendages may amp up a person’s strength, mobility, and endurance, what effect might they…

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