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Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also damage the blood-brain barrier — the normally tight border that prevents harmful molecules in the bloodstream from entering the brain. MIT engineers have now developed… Read More »

Rush University Medical Center reveals data breach that may compromised information of 45,000 patients

Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center revealed it suffered a data breach that may have exposed the personal information of tens of thousands of patients. In a letter sent to patients, the system said it learned of the breach on January 22, in which an employee of one of its third-party financial services vendors “improperly disclosed… Read More »