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New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb, according to MIT researchers, including an HST alum and a current HST student. MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their…

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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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