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Building Models of the Brain to Take Them Apart

Computational neuroscientist probes how the brain learns, remembers, and decides
6-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Clues Into the Head-Scratching Mystery of Itch

Scientists show for the first time that bacteria can cause itch by activating nerve cells in the skin. The findings can inform new therapies to treat itch that occurs in inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.
20-Nov-2023 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Annual Awards at Harvard Medical School to Propel Basic Discoveries Into Clinic

The Harvard Medical School’s Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards, now in their fourth year, have been bestowed to five research projects that promise to push promising early discoveries toward clinic.
17-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What Human Diseases Can Teach Us About the Immune System

Jennifer Oyler-Yaniv is studying human diseases to learn about the immune system. She hopes that diseases such as cancer will reveal fundamental principles of how immune cells communicate
9-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Health and Economic Toll of Gun Violence in Youth

Firearm deaths, injuries among young people exert massive physical, mental health burden on survivors and families. Financial costs also high; survivor health spending up by $35,000 in the year following injury, according to the analysis. Deaths and...
2-Nov-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Some Benefits of Exercise Stem from the Immune System

Research in mice shows that the anti-inflammatory properties of exercise may arise from immune cells mobilized to counter exercise-induced inflammation. Immune cells prevent muscle damage by lowering levels of interferon, a key driver of chronic...
1-Nov-2023 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pursuing Three Gene Therapies for Rare Inherited Disease

Researchers hope at least one will treat progressive blindness caused by Usher syndrome type 1F
19-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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An AI Tool That Can Help Forecast Viral Outbreaks

EVEscape predicts future viral mutations, new variants using evolutionary, biological information
10-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Artificial Intelligence Beyond the Clinic

Artificial intelligence's impact goes beyond clinical medicine. It is reshaping science in more profound ways.
21-Aug-2023 8:00 AM EDT

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COVID-19’s Lessons for Future Pandemics

Scientists discuss what may come next as SARS-CoV-2 evolves and why COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic
17-Nov-2022 4:45 PM EST

Can AI Transform the Way We Discover New Drugs?

At a glance: New open-source data science platform aims to optimize AI-driven drug discovery Platform can help alleviate challenges of drug discovery, overcome common hurdles in machine-learning design and performance Platform serves as...
17-Nov-2022 4:15 PM EST

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COVID-19’s Endlessly Shifting Landscape

COVID-19 experts discuss public and individual risk management during the transition into endemicity
25-Mar-2022 1:45 PM EDT

Seeing Shapes

Understanding the brain’s visual system could inform the development of better artificial systems
7-Dec-2021 5:50 PM EST

Breaking Down Boosters

A vaccine booster is readied for use.
22-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EST

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