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Neural Compass

Neuroscientists have decoded how visual cues reorganize the activity of compass neurons in fruit flies to maintain an accurate sense of direction. Tracking individual neurons as flies navigate a virtual reality environment, they shed light on how...
20-Nov-2019 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Too Good to Be True?

New analysis casts doubt on effectiveness of Medicare payment incentive program as a way to curb hospital readmissions Study suggests drop in readmission rates observed after program launch likely stemmed from a broader decline in admissions rather...
31-Oct-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Measles Wipes Out the Body’s Immune Memory

Study shows measles wipes out 20 to 50 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity Measles-ravaged immune system must “relearn” how to protect the body against infections Study...
31-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Major Grant for Study of Cell Fate in Cancer

HMS scientist's work will aim to elucidate the role of cellular decision-making in cancer development
25-Oct-2019 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study fingers new player in cancer immunity

Study in mice reveals new immune regulatory mechanism involved in cancer, viral infections Silencing immune-regulating gene in immune cells eradicated colon cancer in mice Approach also helped some animals clear an aggressive form of...
23-Oct-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Barely half of authors of more than 7,000 research papers on health in sub-Saharan Africa come from the country studied in the paper. More than two-thirds of these studies include authors from the U.S., Canada, Europe or a different African...
21-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Announces Media Fellows for Second Thematic Track of 2019

Harvard Medical School has selected the 2019 media fellows for the second of its two thematic tracks this year: Immunity and Inflammation: A friend, a foe (Nov. 4-8).
17-Oct-2019 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity’s role in human longevity

Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging...
10-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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