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Harvard Medical School, Meharry Medical College Team Up for Education

Meharry Medical college first among historically black schools to offer online Harvard Medical School courses to students
24-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Cancer Cells Co-Opt Pain-Sensing ‘Wasabi Receptor’ to Survive Oxidative Stress

Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the ‘wasabi receptor,’ which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their...
23-May-2018 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Harvard Medical School Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

Four Harvard Medical School scientists are among the 19 individuals named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators on May 23.
22-May-2018 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Analyze First Ancient Human DNA From Southeast Asia

Harvard Medical School researchers lead the first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia Study identifies at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000 years, each shaping the genetics of...
16-May-2018 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites


The Right Moves

New research in mice reveals how specialized neurons allow the brain to construct sequences of movements. Damage to these neurons disrupts the ability to correctly string together movements into desired actions. The findings may inform the study...
15-May-2018 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The Written History of a Neuron

From burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, “anytime you experience something, your neurons are active,” says Kelsey Tyssowski, a graduate student in genetics at Harvard Medical School. Different...
14-May-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Secrets of Secretion

Newly published research shows that a protein long known to play pivotal roles in cell secretion—the basis of cell-to-cell communication—also ensures that a key lipid is present when needed to ensure efficient cell communication. The...
14-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Vaccine-Induced Antibodies Against One Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Found to Disarm Related Virus for Which There Is No Vaccine

Research conducted in vitro shows two human antibodies made in response to vaccination against one hemorrhagic fever virus can disarm a related virus, for which there is currently no vaccine. The proof-of-principle finding identifies a common...
14-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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