In Brazil, a look at why health care declines around elections

Guillermo Toral PhD '20 finds health care quality drops in months leading up to mayoral elections, and if the incumbent loses, the quality continues to fall.

MIT Governance Lab • mit
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

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Can mammogram screening be more effective?

Study: Healthier women are more likely to follow age-based guidelines, leaving room for better-targeted testing.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Vibrations of coronavirus proteins may play a role in infection

Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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India’s culture of coping with cancer

Dwaipayan Banerjee’s new book examines the psychological and social terrain of living with cancer in a country where the disease has long been downplayed.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 7, 2020 ~10 min

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J-PAL North America launches MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research to Improve Health Care for the Aging

Center will work with affiliated researchers to test low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health-care delivery and health outcomes for aging adults in the United States.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~4 min

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