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Harvard Medical School Scientists Pinpoint Critical Step in DNA Repair, Cellular Aging

The body’s ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration and greater susceptibility to cancer.
21-Mar-2017 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Money, Same Results

At a glance: Hospitalized patients treated by higher-spending physicians do not have better outcomes than patients treated by lower-spending physicians. Health care spending varies more across individual physicians than across hospitals. ...
13-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mobilizing Health Care


Local study suggests urban mobile clinics may help boost patient participation, engagement in care
1-Mar-2017 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Geneticist David Reich Shares $1M Prize for Ancient DNA Discoveries

David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, has been named co-recipient of the 2017 Dan David Prize in archaeology and natural sciences.
21-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System


Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully “listened in” on the crosstalk between gut microbes and the immune system.
16-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Habit Forming


At a glance: New research shows great variation among clinicians’ opioid prescribing practices and links physician prescription patterns to patients’ risk for subsequent long-term opioid use. Being treated by an emergency room physician...
15-Feb-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mental Shortcuts


Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables.
15-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Points to a Universal Immune Mechanism as a Regulator of Sleep


Sleep—one of the most basic, yet most mystifying processes of the human body—has confounded physicians, scientists and evolutionary biologists for centuries.
2-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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