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(Harvard Medical School) Harvard Medical School researchers have now provided the first insight into the perplexing question of how humans developed their daytime vision.

Does the emperor have clothes?

(Harvard Medical School) Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the pivotal experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as a guardian against obesity are largely missing.

David A. Sullivan, M.S., PH.D., FARVO, Receives the American Optometric Association's Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

David A. Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO, Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence, the highest honor given by the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Harvard Study Finds No Link Between Clinical Exams and MRIs in Some MS Patients

Physical disability may have no link to brain lesion volume in some patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), concludes a recent study led by Dr. Rohit Bakshi, a neurology and radiology professor at Harvard Medical School. The study, “Characterizing...Show More Summary

Physicians are not fundamentally different from their patients

Delivered at the Harvard Medical School Class Day Ceremony, May 25, 2017. Distinguished faculty, dedicated staff, and most importantly, loving parents and family members: Thank you for all you’ve done to support us and transform us into doctors. Harvard Medical School Class of 2017, congratulations. It is an enormous honor to address you all today. […]

Low levels of vitamin A may fuel TB risk

(Harvard Medical School) People with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than people with high levels of the nutrient, according to research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School.

MIT’s Color-Changing Tattoos Are Perfect for Diabetics

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Cool tat, man: Researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed color-changing tattoo ink that responds to variations in bodily fluid. Dermal Abyss is a proof-of-concept that turns the body’s surface into […] The post MIT’s Color-Changing Tattoos Are Perfect for Diabetics appeared first on Geek.com.

Warren Alpert Foundation honors five pioneers in cancer immunology

(Harvard Medical School) The 2017 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize has been awarded to five scientists for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology.

Harvard Medical School Expert Calls for Protection of Critical Gains Made in Cancer Care Under Obamacare

Cancer--the second leading cause of death in the United States--claims more than 600,000 lives each year.

Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACA

(Harvard Medical School) As the White House moves forward with its efforts to repeal Obamacare, it should strive to preserve -- and further boost -- these important advances, according to an introduction penned by Harvard Medical School professor health care policy expert Nancy Keating, who served as guest editor for the issue.

Study links physician age to patient mortality risk

(Harvard Medical School) Patients treated by older hospital-based internists known as hospitalists are somewhat more likely to die within a month of admission than those treated by younger physicians, according to the results of a study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

New study maps protein interactions for a quarter of the human genome

Harvard Medical School researchers have mapped the interaction partners for proteins encoded by more than 5,800 genes, representing over a quarter of the human genome, according to a new study published online in Nature on May 17.

Underlying molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder revealed

(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), with major participation from Yokohama School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and UC San Diego, have identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder patients. Show More Summary

The One Thing You Should Eat At Night To Speed Up Your Metabolism, According To A Dietitian

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

If you didn’t know, your metabolism is the rate your body burns calories, which is energy. According to Harvard Medical School, “it's part truth and part myth that metabolism is the key to weight.” Unfortunately, yet fortunately for some with a naturally fast metabolism, metabolism is partly genetic and mostly outside someone’s control. Show More Summary

Unlocking the barrier

(Harvard Medical School) Already extolled for their health benefits as a food compound, omega-3 fatty acids now appear to also play a critical role in preserving the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, which protects the central nervous system from blood-borne bacteria, toxins and other pathogens, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Medical School, Sanford Research to Engage Classrooms and Communities Through Genetics

The Harvard Medical School-based Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd.org) and the Sanford Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration (PROMISE) at Sanford Research have teamed to bring the latest developments in genetics into classrooms and communities in Massachusetts and South Dakota.

Risky business: The new health care bill may cost you

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump’s American Health Care Act has reappeared following its initial rejection last month, and Republicans are pushing for a vote (stat!). Michael Chernew, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, breaks down the revisions—and the broader health care debate we are now in...

Harvard Medical School Taps mPulse Mobile to Evaluate the Impact of Tailored Text Message

Researchers at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School (Harvard) are teaming up with mobile health engagement provider mPulse Mobile. The partnership will evaluate the impact of interactive, tailored text messages...Show More Summary

FIRST LOOK: mPulse Mobile Partners with Harvard Medical School on Texting Program for Medicaid Members

Could targeted and interactive text messages to Medicaid patients improve disease management and boost primary care visits? That’s something Harvard researchers, in partnership with mPulse Mobile, plan to find out. Mobile health engagement...Show More Summary

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School to Convene 2017 Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit

The Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit is an annual event that provides a forum for global health stakeholders to network, share knowledge and strengthen high-impact international collaborations that save lives while reducing global health disparities. Show More Summary

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