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Parasites Suck It Up

Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study by an international research...
7-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Expression Study Reveals “Hidden” Variability in How Cancer Cells Respond to Drugs

Drug exposure can cause significant changes in gene expression without affecting growth or survival in some cell lines, highlighting strategies to better evaluate drug effectiveness.
26-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Reveals Breast Cancer Cells Recycle Their Own Ammonia Waste as Fuel

Breast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth. The insights shed light on the biological role of ammonia in cancer and may inform the design of new therapeutic...
18-Oct-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Scientists Receive NIH Director's Awards


Four Harvard Medical School scientists are among 86 recipients nationwide honored by the National Institutes of Health High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
5-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sticker Shock


An analysis reveals that the branded form of a synthetic progestin for the prevention of recurrent preterm births costs 5,000 percent more than the compounded, made-to-order version of the medication despite having the same active ingredients and...
28-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Grow a Spine

Working with mouse cells, Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully recreated the segmentation clock that drives spine formation during embryonic development. Insights can illuminate normal spine development, understanding of...
26-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-Awaited Landscape


The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years.
25-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Autism's Gender Patterns


Largest study to date identifies gender-specific patterns of autism and related disorders occurrence among sibling pairs.
22-Sep-2017 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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