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Making Waves


Researchers reveal in detail how fertilization triggers destruction of a small number of proteins, which releases the “brakes” on an egg’s cell cycle. Simultaneously, vast quantities of proteins are rapidly secreted from the egg to help...
21-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Education Beyond Borders

Harvard Medical School will offer online education to doctors-in-the-making and practicing clinicians affiliated with a pediatric cancer hospital in Egypt, the 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital in Cairo.
21-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“Bet Hedging” Explains the Efficacy of Many Combination Cancer Therapies


Benefits of many cancer drug combinations are not due to drug synergy, but to “bet hedging.” Combinations give each patient multiple chances of responding to at least one drug, increasing survival within patient populations. Findings suggest new...
12-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

That Feeling in Your Bones


Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between the two.
11-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How a Seahorse-Shaped Brain Structure May Help Us Recognize Others


Study in mice reveals a brain circuit that regulates social memory formation and recognition. Results shed light on brain’s ability to reconcile conflicting social stimuli, and shed light on anomalies in social behavior seen in neurodevelopmental,...
6-Dec-2017 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Needle in a Haystack


Overcoming a major hurdle in microbiome research, scientists have developed a method to elucidate cause-effect relationships between gut bacteria and disease. The approach could help identify disease-modulating microbes and open doors to...
4-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When the Doctor's Away


Substitute, for-hire physicians commonly care for hospitalized patients when doctors are sick or away. Information about outcomes is largely lacking, but a new study brings some much-needed insight. Results show no differences in 30-day mortality...
30-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Four-Fold Jump in Deaths in Opioid-Driven Hospitalizations


New study finds that death rates for those hospitalized for opioid-related conditions in the U.S. have quadrupled since 2000. Worst toll seen among patients who were low-income, white, under age 65 and on Medicare, and the severity of opioid misuse...
1-Dec-2017 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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