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Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Four Harvard Medical School scientists have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and SciencesClass of 2018 for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine.
20-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Party Lines

Despite deep rifts in health care opinions across party lines, a physician’s party affiliation appears to have no effect on clinical decisions in end-of-life care. Researchers found no cross-party differences among physicians in their choice...
9-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bertarelli Symposium 2018 to Tackle the Mysteries of the Senses

Scientists will discuss latest research, new gene therapies at international sensory biology conference
5-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Payment Reform Fix?

Hospital payment experiment in Maryland failed to deliver on the promise of shifting care from hospitals toward less expensive outpatient and primary care settings. Researchers say that weak incentives for physicians may have limited the...
28-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Chink in Bacteria’s Armor

• Scientists untangle the structure of a recently discovered bacterial wall-building protein, found in nearly all bacteria • The discovery unveils potential weak spots in the protein’s molecular make-up • Findings can pave the way to...
26-Mar-2018 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hidden Variation

Different tissues have shockingly variable sensitivities to genes that drive normal and malignant cell proliferation, study shows. Research unmasks hundreds of cancer-driving genes invisible to gene sequencing. Findings could explain why...
20-Mar-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Vascular Aging in Mice

-Scientists identify mechanism behind vascular aging, muscle demise in mice. -Treatment with chemical compounds reversed vascular aging, stimulated blood vessel growth and blood flow, boosted exercise capacity in aging animals. -Findings set the...
15-Mar-2018 6:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sweet Surprise

Mexican cavefish have insulin resistance, a hallmark of many human metabolic disorders and a precursor to type 2 diabetes that can lead to an overworked pancreas, excess fat storage and chronically elevated blood sugar. Despite dysregulated blood...
19-Mar-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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