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Five from MIT win 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans , the premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants, has announced their 2016 recipients. The 30 awardees include three Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) students and two additional MIT alumni, selected for their potential to make signifi


How history can help us solve global economic issues

As MIT works to advance solutions for global challenges in the realms of innovation, education, planetary environment, and human health, MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) has tapped key scholars and researchers to provide insight into meeting these challenges from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Profess


James Collins appointed 2016 Allen Distinguished Investigator

James Collins , the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science at the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, professor of biological engineering at MIT, institute member of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, and core founding faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has bee


Cost of Insulin in the U.S. Tripled in the Last Ten Years - Science World Report

Yup! The game already in place by big pharma, government, health department, and FDA. I should add human stupidity in there too. Open your eyes, over 25% of US citizen are diabetics because they are overweight, eat too much junk food, etc. And now, it's an opportunity for big pharma to increase the price of insulin. Heck, what do they care, if peop


FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough

Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the United States in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA's commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring, and how vaccines which are already safe and effective can be made even better.


Confronting Zika

After its emergency meeting on Zika virus two weeks ago, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan wrote in an official statement , “the Committee advised that the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil, following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014, constitutes


South and Central Asia: U.S.-India Development Cooperation

U.S.-India Development Cooperation Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 30, 2014 The United States-India development partnership, with its focus on harnessing science, technology, innovation, and partnership to identify, test, and scale solutions to global development challenges, is a model for the world. The partnership


Incentives matter

In India, industrial development and rapid urbanization have far outpaced efforts to protect the environment, resulting in levels of air and water pollution that pose major threats to human health. Within MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, two doctoral students in economics are working to address this challenge by generatin


Diagnosing depression before it starts

A new brain imaging study from MIT and Harvard Medical School may lead to a screen that could identify children at high risk of developing depression later in life. In the study, the researchers found distinctive brain differences in children known to be at high risk because of family history of depression. The finding suggests that this type of sc


Collected Department Releases: Signing Ceremony and Reception To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative M

Signing Ceremony and Reception To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of State and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a reception to celebrate the 50 th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Coo

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