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Six from MIT awarded research funding to address Covid-19

May 19, 2020

Six from MIT awarded research funding to address Covid-19

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Mindy Blodgett | Institute for Medical Engineering and Science

As the world grapples with the continuing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, a multi-institutional initiative has been formed to support a broad range of research aimed at addressing the devastation to global public health, including projects by six MIT faculty.

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Study finds that aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

May 18, 2020

Study finds that aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that an enzyme called HDAC1 is critical for repairing age-related DNA damage to genes involved in memory and other cognitive functions. This enzyme is often diminished in both Alzheimer’s patients and normally aging adults.

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