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Global Funding for Adolescent Health Misses the Target

Adolescents make up more than a quarter of the population in developing countries. Only 1.6 percent of global development assistance for health from 2003-2016 went to adolescent health. Resource allocation failed to address many of the diseases that...
9-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Develop a Way to Monitor Cellular Decision Making

Scientists have designed a way to monitor cellular decision making by measuring the rate of RNA change over time. RNA is the “interpreter” or “decoder” of genetic instructions that tell cells how much of which protein to make. The...
6-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Hearing Class

A new study finds that the class of neurons responsible for transmitting information from the inner ear to the brain is composed of three molecularly distinct subtypes. The findings could inform efforts to develop therapeutic strategies to treat or...
1-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Identify New Cell Type in Human Lungs

Researchers have discovered a new, rare type of cell in the human airway. These cells appear to be the primary source of activity of the gene which causes cystic fibrosis.
30-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Love Lives of Fruit Flies

New study reveals that a male fruit fly’s decision to court or ignore a female stems from the convergence of motivation, perception and chance that affects the balance of excitatory versus inhibitory signals in the brain to influence decision...
13-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Guardian of the Cell

Scientists have defined the structure and key features of a human immune-surveillance protein that guards against cancer and bacterial and viral infections The identification of two human-specific variations in the protein closes a critical...
9-Jul-2018 5:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Bertarelli Foundation Invests in Promise of Translational Research to Tackle Sensory Disorders

The Bertarelli Foundation has announced that it is redoubling its investment in this area of research, with a gift of $6.35 million to Harvard Medical School (HMS) to build on the previous successes of the Bertarelli Program in Translational...
12-Jul-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rise of the Clones

Researchers discover new clues about a recently identified blood cell condition known as clonal hematopoiesis, implicated in hematologic cancers, cardiovascular illness Surprisingly, the study reveals that inherited genetic variants can drive the...
11-Jul-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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