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Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The system could help doctors diagnose and treat pain in unconscious and noncommunicative patients, which could reduce…

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Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes. In recent years, MIT scientists have developed a new model for how key genes are controlled that suggests the cellular machinery that transcribes DNA into RNA forms specialized droplets called condensates. These droplets occur…

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A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around the device. This buildup of tissue, known as fibrosis, can interfere with the device’s function. MIT researchers have now come up with a novel way to prevent fibrosis from occurring, by incorporating…

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MIT linQ Announces 2019 Class of IDEA2 Global

Contact Eric Norman MIT linQ Communications enorman@mit.edu 14 international teams developing new biomedical technologies Teams win seven-month innovation training and project mentoring from innovators at MIT and other world-class institutions New technologies for a range of unmet medical needs, including a painless microneedle patch for treating pediatric asthma and novel…

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