Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Feb. 6, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research public-health civil-and-environmental-engineering disease health transportation influenza misti school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Center for Environmental Health Sciences selects 2018 poster winners | MIT News

Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents.

Amanda Tat | Center for Environmental Health Sciences | April 20, 2018
~4 mins |

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Jasmin Joseph: “I love the idea of making an impact on global health” | MIT News

MIT senior and varsity softball co-captain brings positivity and determination to life-saving biology research.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | April 9, 2018
~8 mins |

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Making preventive medicine more accessible | MIT News

MIT senior Anjali Misra is drawn to health care problems that don’t have easy answers.

Fatima Husain | MIT News Office | Jan. 17, 2018
~8 mins |

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Anjali Misra awarded Mitchell Scholarship | MIT News

MIT senior is headed to Ireland to pursue graduate studies in public health.

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships | Nov. 27, 2017
~5 mins |

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Physician founds online birth control service | MIT News

Sophia Yen '93 is on a mission: to make preventing unplanned pregnancies as easy as possible by making prescription contraceptives available online.

Alice Waugh | MIT Alumni Association | Nov. 9, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  alumniae  public-health  biology  startups  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  women

There's something in the water | MIT News

MIT field study shows that arsenic in groundwater reduces rice yields in Bangladesh.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Oct. 20, 2017
~7 mins |

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Clearing the air | MIT News

At Plume Labs in Paris, MIT-France interns take on an invisible threat by helping to develop a wearable device that tracks indoor and outdoor air quality.

MISTI | Sept. 29, 2017
~7 mins |

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The creation of a public engineer | MIT News

Hadley Sikes is bridging the gap between engineering and public policy to solve big social problems at home and abroad.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering | April 27, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  public-health  chemical-engineering  school-of-engineering  diagnostics  malaria  cancer  disease  faculty  profile  policy  developing-countries

Center for Environmental Health Sciences selects 2017 poster winners | MIT News

Annual poster session showcases recent work on biological effects of exposure to environmental agents.

Amanda Tat | Center for Environmental Health Sciences | Feb. 23, 2017
~3 mins |

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