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3 local professors to get US honors

Obama to confer national medals

President Obama has named three local professors — a biological oceanographer, a mathematician, and a biomedical engineer — as recipients of top national scientific awards.

Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and Sallie Chisholm, also of MIT, and Barry Mazur of Harvard University will be honored with the National Medal of Science in a ceremony at the White House early this year.

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