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Human strategies for manipulation of physical objects with complex dynamics
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
Humans are adept at manipulating objects to perform a task, including objects with their own complex dynamics, such as a sloshing cup of coffee or cracking a whip. Humans regularly outperform machines at such physical ...
Improved access to large medical databases for clinical research and quality improvement
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
Computerized medical databases are now commonplace in healthcare environments. Information is routinely stored for each clinical encounter, be it an inpatient, outpatient, telephone, or even computer-based interaction. In ...
Sharing electronic patient records among providers via the World Wide Web
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
Short-term recall of sentences : conceptual representation or plausible reconstruction
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
Faculty as founder? : an examination of faculty's role in biomedical start-ups
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
Executive Summary: In this thesis, I examine faculty inventors' involvement in university spin-off firms formed to commercialize their inventions. In particular, I analyze the association between a faculty inventor's various ...
The Disque Platform for the investigation of islet differentiation to study, treat, and cure Type 1 Diabetes
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
There is a critical health care need to generate large numbers of beta cells for transplantation. In Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), insulin-producing beta cells in the islets of Langerhans within the pancreas, which support glucose ...
Best care practices in anesthesiology : development and evaluation of an electronic feedback system to improve physician compliance with evidence-based practices
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
Recently, hospitals, regulatory agencies, and insurers have renewed their focus on improving patient care and safety. Outcomes based measures are being utilized and hospitals are being asked to report on whether patients ...
Genomic studies of motif enrichment and conservation in the regulation of gene expression in the brain
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
Several bioinformatic tools will be brought to bear in this thesis to identify specific genomic loci that serve as regulatory gateways of gene expression in brain. These "motifs" are short nucleotide patterns that occur ...
A contrast agent for MRI of calcifications in breast cancer
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
Clinical x-ray mammography cannot delineate between hydroxyapatite and calcium oxalate, the respective forms of calcification in malignant and benign breast tumors. The water-poor nature of solid calcifications makes them ...