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New Trick Up Their Sleeve


Nerve-damaging protein particles called prions have long been known to exist in mammals. Now, in a surprising discovery, investigators from Harvard Medical School report they have found evidence that bacteria can also make prions....
17-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Raising Quality


Alternative payment model boosts quality of care for low-income patients
11-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Promise and Peril of Emerging Reproductive Technologies


In-vitro gametogenesis is an experimental technique that allows scientists to grow embryos in a lab by reprograming adult cells to become sperm and egg cells.
11-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

The ‘Angelina Jolie’ Effect


Pop culture icons can influence our fashion choices, dietary habits and brand preferences, but can celebrities also influence our medical decisions?
14-Dec-2016 6:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Agent of Mischief


Rhabdoid tumors are among the most recalcitrant childhood cancers, and scientists have long sought ways to understand what drives their resilience and makes them impervious to treatment. Now researchers from Harvard Medical School, St. Jude...
13-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Price Point - Patients Who Choose Doctors with Low Office Visit Prices Save Hundreds of Dollars Per Year on Overall Health Care


Patients who choose primary care doctors with low office visit prices can rack up considerable savings on overall health care costs according to new research from Harvard Medical School. The report, published Dec. 5 in the December issue of the...
6-Dec-2016 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Geneticist Stephen J. Elledge Wins Breakthrough Prize

Stephen Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Breakthrough Prize, which recognizes paradigm-shifting discoveries in the...
4-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Attention, Please! Gaps in Gender Equality May Fuel Disparities in Cognitive Achievement


Slight gender variations in attention scores have been well documented, but a new study from Harvard Medical School suggests that these minor gaps widen significantly in places with lower gender equality. The findings, published Nov. 1 in PLOS One,...
1-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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