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Make Way for Hemoglobin

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Harvard Medical School researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization. Their findings could spark the development of new treatments for blood disorders and cancers.

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Mind Flex

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New research from Harvard Medical School casts doubt on the prevailing model of memory formation, suggesting that the brain may be far more flexible and less rigid in the way it incorporates, stores and recalls information.

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Whitehead Member David Sabatini Awarded Dickson Prize in Medicine

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Whitehead Institute Member David Sabatini will be this year’s recipient of the Dickson Prize in Medicine. The annual award is the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s highest honor and recognizes “an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine”.

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Cell Cycle-Blocking Drugs Can Shrink Tumors by Enlisting Immune System in Attack on Cancer, Study Finds

• Study explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers • CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune system to attack tumor cells • CDK4/6 inhibitors can also enhance anti-cancer effect of immunotherapy agents

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In a Nutshell: Walnuts Activate Brain Region Involved in Appetite Control

Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reveal for the first time the neurocognitive impact these nuts have on the brain.

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Amherst College’s Folger Shakespeare Library Awarded $1.5M Grant for Collaborative Research Project

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Amherst College’s Folger Shakespeare Library has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a collaborative research project, Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.

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Researcher Reveals Emerging Differences Among Americans Who Live Together, Based on Social Class

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Amanda Miller of the University of Indianapolis studies how the experience of cohabitation is changing in America. Her latest research and new co-authored book reveal how the process of moving in and living together today often differs greatly by social class, and for men and women.

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Study Finds Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs

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Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. Published online today ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, the study is believed to be the first to quantify the impact of opioid abuse on critical care resources in the United States.

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Olin Professors Create New Educational Design Course

In the eyes of Olin Professors Alexandra Coso Strong and Jonathan Stolk, educational design is everywhere. In a school, classroom, wherever people are learning — everything has been designed by someone.







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