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Eating home cooked meals slashes diabetes risk

OHMYGOSSIP – Dining in cuts diabetes risk! New research from the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a 26 year study tracking the health of nearly 100,000 middle-aged men and...
by OHMYGOSSIP on Jul 8, 2016

Nanoparticles in consumer products could pose risk to DNA

One theory attributes the decline of the Roman Empire to their overuse of lead in food and daily life. Their water pipes were made of lead, they used lead based paints and lead compounds in their medicines. They prepared their food in lead containers...
by GIZMORATI on Apr 11, 2014

Strong sense of purpose unites Harvard’s six Rhodes Scholars

A new setting — Oxford — for bold visions Their interests range from exploring the nexus of medicine, psychology, and sexuality to applying statistics to immunology research, but one thing Elizabeth Byrne, Alexander Diaz, Aurora Griffin, Andrew L...

Head of the Class

Head of the Class Giant skull and foot models donated to Warren Anatomical Museum Thomas Dwight lectures to medical students in 1906 using two skull models. The one at right has just been donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum, while the one at left...

How Rwanda Is Dramatically Expanding Its Health Workforce

How Rwanda Is Dramatically Expanding Its Health Workforce Innovative partnership aims to bridge human resource On the heels of a World Health Organization warning in Brazil last week that the world faces a shortage of 7.2 million health workers, a sp...

U.S. Pandemic Preparedness Still Lacking

It’s been seven years since I left my job in the public safety field. And back in 2006, there was already plenty of discussion in that arena about the threat posed by pandemic influenza to the United States. I fear the nation is still not prepa...
by Survival And Prosperity on Nov 20, 2013

Examining the Impact of Stress

Examining the Impact of Stress Symposium explores transdisciplinary studies on stress and its role in health disparities Exactly how much does stress really contribute to disparities in disease and premature mortality, and specifically, what is its r...

Unnecessary Testing?

New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens.

New HMS Clinical Skills Center Opens. To be used for teaching, assessment, faculty development In many ways, the stately, white marble buildings around the Harvard Medical School quadrangle don’t look any different today than when they were first...

HMS Physician Nominated To Be U.S. Surgeon General

HMS Physician Nominated To Be U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is founder of Doctors for America President Barack Obama has nominated a Harvard Medical School physician to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. Obama announced his nom...

Damage Control

Damage Control Researchers identify a key molecule involved in kidney failure One of the most devastating side effects of diabetes is kidney failure, and one of the earliest signs of damage to the kidney is disruption of its filtering capacity. Diabe...

Re-examining SIDS

Re-examining SIDS Brain abnormalities found independent of environment A new study suggests that many infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly in all kinds of sleep environments have underlying brainstem abnormalities. The researchers, led by Hannah K...

Muscle Builders

Muscle Builders Zebrafish and stem cells enable fast drug discovery for muscle disorders Scientists have had little success growing skeletal muscle for people with muscular dystrophy and other disorders that degrade and weaken muscle. Undertaking exp...

Neurosurgery Distinction

Neurosurgery Distinction New academic department at HMS Recognizing neurosurgery as a discipline distinct from general surgery, Harvard Medical School has established a Department of Neurosurgery as an academic department, effective October 1. In a l...

Doctors Orders

Doctor’s Orders A veteran of war and vascular surgery offers advice on health reform A weary American soldier rests on one knee in a dusty foreign desert. The young man’s massive backpack is overflowing with equipment and there are pouches strapp...

Targeting HSV

Targeting HSV NIH launches trial of genital herpes vaccine An experimental genital herpes vaccine developed by Harvard Medical School researchers is being tested in an early-stage clinical trial conducted by a branch of the National Institutes of H...

Automating anesthesia

Automating anesthesia Animal study tests putting precise control of medically induced coma on ‘autopilot’ Putting patients with severe head injuries or persistent seizures into a medically induced coma currently requires constant monitoring. A nu...

Protein Block

Protein Block Genetic error in some lung cancers may offer target for therapies A fine-grained scan of DNA in lung cancer cells has revealed a gene fusion—a forced merger of two normally separate genes—that spurs the cells to divide rapidly, scie...

The July Effect

The July Effect Real danger exists for high-risk patients when trainees take on new roles With almost no experience, newly graduated medical students enter teaching hospitals around the country every July, beginning their careers as interns. At the s...

Immune Turbocharger

Immune Turbocharger In mice, bone-loss drugs boosted the power of vaccines Could a drug commonly prescribed to prevent bone loss boost the power of vaccines? New research from Harvard Medical School shows that adding compounds known as bisphosphonate...


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