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Lighting the path

February 28, 2019

Lighting the path

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Anne Stuart | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

When she was an MIT undergraduate studying electrical engineering, Jeannette Wing ’78, SM ’79, PhD ’83 took a required computer science class and began thinking about changing her major.

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New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

February 22, 2019

New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most cells, and it is especially important in neurons. Imaging calcium in brain cells can reveal how neurons communicate with each other; however, current imaging techniques can only penetrate a few millimeters into the brain.

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