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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A Better Carrier

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• Harvard Medical School scientists and colleagues from the Massachusetts General Hospital have partly restored hearing in mice with a genetic form of deafness. • Scientists altered a common virus, enhancing its ability to enter hair cells in...
26-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Announces 2017 Media Fellowships

Harvard Medical School’s Media Fellowship program, now entering its 20th year, is accepting applications for its spring 2017 sessions. The fellowships bring together top health and science journalists and preeminent researchers and...
25-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Trick Up Their Sleeve

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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

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