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Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards

August 7, 2019

Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards

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Rob Matheson | MIT News Office

Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car detects a moose charging out of the woods and alerts you to take the wheel.

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Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

July 31, 2019

Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

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Nicole Davis

A research team led by Whitehead Institute scientists has identified 30 distinct chemical compounds — 20 of which are drugs undergoing clinical trial or have already been approved by the FDA — that boost the protein production activity of a critical gene in the brain and improve symptoms of Rett

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