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Circadian Clock’s Inner Gears

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New study identifies a handful of molecular machines that run circadian clocks, biomechanical oscillators that control physiology, metabolism and behavior on a 24-hour cycle. Findings dispel traditional view that key clock proteins act...
6-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Touch of ERoS

Researchers interested in the evolution of multicellular life were looking for bacteria that stimulate Salpingoeca rosetta, single-cell saltwater dwellers that are the closest living relatives of animals, to form the rosette-shaped colonies that...
6-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sharp Rise in Common Ownership

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A new study reveals that nearly half of all hospitals have a dominant investor that also owns a stake in a skilled nursing facility, hospice or home health care agency in the same market. Shared ownership increased sharply in the last...
5-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Face Value

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Scientists have long deemed the ability to recognize faces innate for people and other primates. However, the findings of a new Harvard Medical School study cast doubt on this longstanding view. The study may shed light on autism spectrum disorders.
30-Aug-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protecting the Guardians

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A study led by scientists at Harvard Medical School reveals that a gene that has a protective influence against diabetes is powerfully shaped by the trillions of intestinal bacteria collectively known as the gut microbiota.
30-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
18-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
14-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Hard Bargain

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Americans extol price shopping for health care as a prudent idea, yet few actually do it even when given the means to, according to the findings of two separate studies led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.
3-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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