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Analog Devices Healthcare Team Participates in MIT Forum on Medical Device Industry : ADI's healthcare technology experts Patrick O'Doherty and Tom O'Dwyer offer insights on trends impacting next-generation medical electronic systems.

Healthcare technology experts from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) took part in the MIT Next-Generation Medical Electronic Systems Forum held December 4-5, 2008, in Cambridge, Mass. Analog Devices Healthcare Segment Director Patrick O’Doherty spoke about healthcare market segmentation and trends...

On a 'roll': MIT researchers devise new cell-sorting system

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Capitalizing on a cells ability to roll along a surface, MIT researchers have developed a simple, inexpensive system to sort different kinds of cells a process that could result in low-cost tools to test for diseases such as cancer, even in remote locations. Rohit Karnik, an ...

Bacteria beware: MIT student invents knock-out punch for antibiotic resistance

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 27, 2008) MIT graduate student and synthetic biologist Timothy Lu is passionate about tackling problems that pose threats to human health. His current mission: to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Today, the 27-year-old M.D. candidate and Ph.D. in the Harvard-MI...

Former Health & Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt To Address Health Plan Member Retention Summit

Outgoing Cabinet Head and Former Utah Governor to Provide Health Insurance Executives With Washington Insider's View on Healthcare Reform Orlando, FL (Vocus) February 18, 2009 -- ConnextionsHealth announced today that Michael Leavitt - the Secretary of Health and Human ...

MediConnect Participates in 2008 National Health Summit

MediConnect CEO, Amy Rees Anderson, was invited to participate with U.S. Secretary of Health, Michael Leavitt, in the 2008 National Summit on Personalized Health Care. Salt Lake City (Vocus) November 20, 2008 -- MediConnect CEO, Amy Rees Anderson, was invited to partici...

MIT granted an 8,000 square foot operation facility in Taizhou city for a period of 2 and half years

...d-Jet products to be sold to the Chinese market. mit China assembly operation is planned to start in September 2009. Japanese patent mit is pleased to announce that it has obtained its f... from a leading technological country like Japan. mit will now expand even more into the world market. ...

Mass. General-based research center will investigate why immune system fails to control hepatitis C

...e liver in chronic HCV infection; Todd Allen, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, mit and Harvard, and Matthew Henn, PhD, Broad Institute of mit and Harvard examine how selection pressure applied by T cells affects HCV ...

Immune Response May Speed AIDS Progression in Women

...ads to differences in chronic T-cell activation, a known activator of disease progression, according to the researchers at the Ragon Institute of MGH, mit and Harvard. "This study may help to account for reported gender differences in HIV-1 disease progression by demonstrating that women and men diffe...

State privacy rules reduce electronic medical sharing by 24 percent, warns Management Insights

...ion and Technology Diffusion: The Case of Electronic Medical Records" is by Amalia R. Miller of the University of Virginia and Catherine Tucker of the mit Sloan School of Management. The paper notes that there are many new technologies whose value depends on sharing information. However, the ease with ...

Amgen Appoints Rebecca M. Henderson to the Company's Board of Directors

...FM Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( mit ) Sloan School since 1999. She specializes in technology strategy and the b... From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Henderson was a tenured associate professor at the mit Sloan School. She has been a director of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. since 20...

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MIT in Medical Technology

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and David H. Koch Institute at mit . Sharp chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) assembled by SU2C's ...the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and David H. Koch Institute at mit , Chair of SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee Raymond N. DuBois, M...

Why Wait for an Anti-Aging Drug? Researchers Interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES Discover Longevinex(R) Nutriceutical Matrix Activates 9-Fold More Longevity Genes than Plain Resveratrol

...t cells, fruit flies and round worms to live longer. SIR2 is a gene that is similar to Sirtuin1 in humans. But only recently have researchers at mit come to realize the Sirtuin1 gene is not activated in all tissues and organs in calorie restricted animals, so it may not serve as a universal marker...

Seahorse Bioscience Announces the XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer for Cellular Bioenergetics

...vant assay for detecting the effect of RNAi knockdown of mitochondrial genes on cellular bioenergetics," added Vamsi Mootha, from the Broad Institute, mit and Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital. "This technology may accelerate the discovery of drugs for mitochondrial diseases." The XF96 extracell...

Pharmaleads' Lead Candidate for Pain, PL37, Enters Phase I

..., alumnus from Polytechnique and Mines, PhD from Stanford, (former Deputy General Manager, Suez Group) and Jean-Pierre Rogala, PhD from Agro, MBA from mit (IBM, Suez Group). They were able to bring in their first rank international business expertise to fully unleash the world-class capabilities of the c...

Panacea Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of a U.S. Patent Covering Anti-HAAH Antibodies

...prostate lung, breast and colon cancer. PAN-622 and other antibodies covered under U.S. Patent Number 7,413,737 were developed in collaboration with mit using a proprietary yeast display technology. More detailed information is included in Yeung YA, Finney AH, Koyrakh IA, Lebowitz MS, Chanbari HA, Wand...

Four Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Address a Variety of Treatment Targets - Amyloid, Tau, Synapse Formation

...d(TM)." "Souvenaid(TM) is a medical food product backed by 10 years of research. Much of the conceptual work and early pre-clinical work was done at mit under Professor Richard Wurtman, and supported principally by the National Institutes of Health," Scheltens added. About ICAD 2008 The 2008 Alzhei...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in a Phase 2 Study of MM-093 in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

... any international regulatory agency. The company's proprietary Network Biology discovery platform, developed with the help of leading scientists from mit and Harvard, enables the high throughput profiling of protein networks as a basis for improved validation, lead identification and speed in the develo...

VIVUS Announces Abstract Published at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

...co-morbidities were also reduced. About Dr. Najarian Thomas Najarian, M.D., a Board Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine, is a graduate of mit (SB, SM in Mechanical Engineering) and Harvard Medical School. He is a former faculty member of the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Najarian was the forme...

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MIT in Biological News

Tiny MIT ecosystem may shed light on climate change

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food chain. The work, reported in the January print issue of American Naturalist , may lead to better predictions...

Floating a big idea: MIT demos ancient use of rafts to transport goods

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Oceangoing sailing rafts plied the waters of the equatorial Pacific long before Europeans arrived in the Americas, and carried tradegoods for thousands of miles all the way from modern-day Chile to western Mexico, according to new findings by MIT researchers in the Department of ...

New MIT tool probes brain circuits

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Researchers at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT report in the Jan. 24 online edition of Science that they have created a way to see, for the first time, the effect of blocking and unblocking a single neural circuit in a living animal. This revolutionary me...

Eli and Edythe L. Broad make unprecedented gift to endow Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 4, 2008 Declaring the success of an unprecedented experiment in science and philanthropy, Los Angeles-based philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad announced today that they have increased their total gift to the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT to $600 million. Adding to t...

One fish, two fish: New MIT sensor improves fish counts

Researchers at MIT have found a new way of looking beneath the ocean surface that could help definitively determine whether fish populations are shrinking. A remote sensor system developed by Associate Professor Nicholas Makris of mechanical engineering, along with others at MIT, Northeastern Uni...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

... mit professor Sandy Pentland, former Advertising Rese...g Research Foundation Chief Research Officer, and mit professor Sandy Pentland provide Innerscope with ...s Lab and oversees the Next Billion Network at the mit Media Lab. Among the most-cited computer scientist...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

...be presented at the INFORMS Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, Service Management Special Interest Group Meeting taking place at mit in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 28. http://mitsloan.mit.edu/omg/msom2009/ With continuing concern that Al Qaida or other terrorists will try t...

Innerscope Research Adds to Its Advisory Board Two Pioneers in the Measurement and Application of Emotional Engagement

... mit professor Sandy Pentland, former Advertising Rese...g Research Foundation Chief Research Officer, and mit professor Sandy Pentland provide Innerscope with ...s Lab and oversees the Next Billion Network at the mit Media Lab. Among the most-cited computer scientist...

American Society for Microbiology honors Deborah T. Hung

...S. Sigal Memorial Award is being presented to Deborah T. Hung, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Infectious Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute of mit and Harvard, and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories, the Merck Irvi...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

...om Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Broad Institute of Harvard and mit report that they have identified 10 genetic variants in two chromosomal regions associated with age at menarche (the first menstrual period), and 13 g...

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MIT in Biological Technology

$10,000 ISSAC Award for Innovation Presented to MIT PhD

LEXINGTON, Mass., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Heejin Lee, an MIT PhD and scientist, was awarded the prestigious 2009 IAI Award for his work on a silicone-based combination product recently launched by TARIS Biomedical. The ISSAC Award for Innovation recognizes and promotes the achie...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT engineers have built a fast, ultra-broadband, low-power radio chip, modeled on the human inner ear, that could enable wireless devices capable of receiving cell phone, Internet, radio and television signals. Rahul Sarpeshkar, associate professor of electrical engineering ...

BioNanomatrix's Revolutionary Whole Genome Analysis Platform Named to MIT Technology Review's Annual 10 Emerging Technologies List

-Company's Goal Is to Lower the Cost of Genome Analysis to $100 In Order To Make Genomic Information Universally Available for Routine Medical Care- PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNanomatrix, Inc., a developer of breakthrough whole genome imaging and analysis platforms for biomedica...

Fuld & Company Announces Appointment of MIT Fellow to Head Pharmaceutical Team's Strategic Gaming and Consulting Services

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuld & Company today announced that Wayne Rosenkrans, Ph.D., will join the Company as vice president consulting, specializing in strategic gaming for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. "We are excited to have Dr. Rosenkrans join t...

The MathWorks Sponsors iGEM Competition for Synthetic Biology at MIT : MATLAB and SimBiology Help Accelerate Design of Synthetic Biological Systems

The MathWorks today announced its lead sponsorship of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2008 student competition, held annually by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This year the competition brought together 84 undergraduate teams representing more than 1,000 ...

Boston College, MIT researchers achieve dramatic increase in thermoelectric efficiency

CHESTNUT HILL/CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 20, 2008 - Researchers at Boston College and MIT have used nanotechnology to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products from semiconductors and air conditioners to car exhaust systems...

nPoint recognized as small company of year by MIT Club of Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. The MIT Club of Wisconsin is recognizing nPoint, Inc. for major contributions to Wisconsins economy through technological innovation. nPoint, a Madison-based provider of motion devices and controllers for nanoscale research and manufacturing, is one of three winners of the annual 2...

New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

... researcher in Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist's lab. "I think it's a very exciting method," says Lindquist, who is also a professor of biology at mit and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. "It provides much greater diversity in the chemical compounds you can study because you can screen...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

...be presented at the INFORMS Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, Service Management Special Interest Group Meeting taking place at mit in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 28. http://mitsloan.mit.edu/omg/msom2009/ With continuing concern that Al Qaida or other terrorists will try t...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

...ssor of chemical engineering at Lehigh. Manohar is a graduate student in chemical engineering at Lehigh. In 2003, a team of scientists from DuPont, mit and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a new method of separating metallic CNTs from semiconducting CNTs using single-stranded D...

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MIT in Biological Definition

Artificial life

...gathering of those involved in attempts simulate or synthesize aspects of living systems. Ed Fredkin founded the Information Mechanics Group at mit , which united Toffoli, Norman Margolus , Gerard Vichniac , and Charles Bennett . This group created a computer especially designed to execute cellu...

Bioinformatics

... Biological sequence analysis . Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0521629713 Kohane, et al. Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics. The mit Press, 2002. ISBN 026211271X Mount, David W. "Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis" Spring Harbor Press, May 2002. ISBN 0879696087 ...

Bioinformatics

... Biological sequence analysis . Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0521629713 Kohane, et al. Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics. The mit Press, 2002. ISBN 026211271X Mount, David W. "Bioinformatics: Sequence and Genome Analysis" Spring Harbor Press, May 2002. ISBN 0879696087 ...

Fitness landscape

...-Organization and Complexity . New York: Oxford University Press, 1995 . Melanie Mitchell . An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms . Cambridge, MA: mit Press, 1996 . Foundations of Genetic Programming, Chapter 2 See also evolution natural selection potential function ...

Gene regulatory network

... James M. Bower, Hamid Bolouri (editors), (2001) Computational Modeling of Genetic and Biochemical Networks Computational Molecular Biology Series, mit Press, ISBN 0262024810 S. A. Kauffman, "Metabolic stability and epigenesis in randomly constructed genetic nets", J. Theoret. Biol (1969) 22, 4...

Lynn Margulis

...ty , Summit Books, ISBN 0671633414 Margulis, Lynn, ed, 1991, Symbiosis as a Source of Evolutionary Innovation: Speciation and Morphogenesis , The mit Press, ISBN 0262132699 Margulis, Lynn, 1992, Symbiosis in Cell Evolution: Microbial Communities in the Archean and Proterozoic Eons , W.H. Freema...

Molecular evolution

...c D.M. Page and Edward C. Holmes Molecular Evoluion: A Phylogenetic Approach , Blackwell Science, 1998 ISBN 0-86542-889-1 External links mit History of Science ...

Proteomics

...n-protein and protein-DNA binding reactions. Protein databases PIR Swiss-Prot Pfam Protein Data Bank External link mit - Reduction in the number of human genes from previous estimates. Proteomic World - Resources for proteomics research. Yeast GFP Localization ...

Systems biology

...ovartis Foundation Symposium 247, John Wiley & Sons Ltd,, ISBN 0-470-84480-9 Hiroaki Kitano (editor), (2001) Foundations of Systems Biology , mit Press; (October 15, 2001) ISBN 0262112663 External links The US-based Institute for Systems Biology The Japan-based Systems Biolo...

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MIT in Biological Dictionary

Protocells

... web pages. ... Online Shopping at SpotCost.com - New and used books like Protocells Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter 4th edition by from The mit Press ISBN-10: 0-262-18268-8... Today scientists took another step towards creating the sort of simple life ... They mixed together protocells co...

Processing

...loan. Processing is an open source project initiated by Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry, both formerly of the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the mit Media Lab. It is "a programming language and integrated development environment... Processing magazine is a new product magazine featuring t...

Nodes

...wollen neck lymph nodes . Diagnostic ... The project, called Operating Missions as Nodes on the Internet (OMNI), was the ... Anomalog: Roofnet mit - Community Nodes & Access Points With Linux ... Nodes - Definition of Nodes at Dictionary.com a free online dictionary with ... in oscil...

MRNA processing

...OCESSING . August 22 - 26, 2007. Abstract Deadline: June 6, 2007 ... Global & Genome-Wide Approaches to mRNA Processing Analysis. Chris Burge, mit ... EUKARYOTIC mRNA PROCESSING . August 18- 22, 2009. Abstract Deadline: June 5, 2009. Organizers: ... all aspects mRNA transport, processing...

Biophysics

... were therefore ... Dr. Julie Biteen joins Biophysics Faculty ... Prof. Hashim Al-Hashimi promoted to Professor of Biophysics and Chemistry ... mit biophysics seminar series. DECEMBER 16. Ron Weiss. Synthetic biology: From modules to systems ... Imaging trans-synaptic protein-protein interaction...

Biology

...on academics, research, faculty, courses, facilities and contact information. ... Program in Interdisciplinary Biology and Biomedical Science ... mit OCW Biology Department numerical course listing. ... Brightening up Life: Harnessing the Power of Fluorescence Imaging to Observe Biology in Actio...

Aneuploid

...gy information, history, articles and research from Academic Journals, Newspapers, and magazines at HighBeam.com. Free Trial, Credit Card Required. mit cancer researchers have discovered a process that may explain how some tumor cells form, a discovery that ... occurrence of mutations in aneupl...

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