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September 28, 2010

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Dr. Elena Bodnar places a face mask on Gus Rancatore, as John Durant (r.), director of the MIT Museum, watches, at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday. Elena Bodnar of Hinsdale, Ill., and colleagues who designed and patented the bra that can be quickly converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the wearer and one to be given to some bystander in need, won the 2009 Nobel Public Health Prize.

PHOTO: Adam Hunger/Reuters

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