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Clinical Need Absent, Unclear in Nearly 30 Percent of Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions

Nearly 30 percent of outpatient opioid prescriptions in the United States lack documented clinical reasons to justify dispensing the drugs.
6-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Announces 2018 Media Fellows

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2018 fellows for its annual Media Fellowship program, Sept. 24-28. The program, now in its 21st year, brings top health and science journalists together with preeminent researchers and physician-scientists...
6-Sep-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Molecular Link Between Aging and Neurodegeneration

Harvard Medical School researchers identified a molecular link between aging and a major genetic cause of both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia, two related neurodegenerative diseases with shared genetic risk factors. The...
23-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Ending a 40-Year Quest, Scientists Reveal the Identity of “Hearing” Protein

Scientists have identified the sensor protein responsible for hearing and balance
20-Aug-2018 6:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Global Funding for Adolescent Health Misses the Target

Adolescents make up more than a quarter of the population in developing countries. Only 1.6 percent of global development assistance for health from 2003-2016 went to adolescent health. Resource allocation failed to address many of the diseases that...
9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Develop a Way to Monitor Cellular Decision Making

Scientists have designed a way to monitor cellular decision making by measuring the rate of RNA change over time. RNA is the “interpreter” or “decoder” of genetic instructions that tell cells how much of which protein to make. The...
6-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hearing Class

A new study finds that the class of neurons responsible for transmitting information from the inner ear to the brain is composed of three molecularly distinct subtypes. The findings could inform efforts to develop therapeutic strategies to treat or...
1-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Identify New Cell Type in Human Lungs

Researchers have discovered a new, rare type of cell in the human airway. These cells appear to be the primary source of activity of the gene which causes cystic fibrosis.
30-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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