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Post-mortem analysis of brains of people with autism reveals cellular features consistent with an immune response targeting specialized brain cells
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A new report finds that failing to limit fossil fuel emissions will lead to health problems caused by infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and malnutrition (via )
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“Unless we’re able to change the current trajectory of tobacco-related disease, almost six million children alive today will die prematurely later in life from tobacco use”
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Harvard Medical School Nov 16
Carrying 2 copies of the gene variant may promote resistance to Alzheimer’s disease even in the face of significant brain pathology
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Harvard Medical School Nov 16
Research from finds that curbing inflammation could reduce heart disease risk due CHIP, an aging-related blood disorder that affects more than 1 in 10 adults over the age of 70
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A framework for the classification of age-related diseases is critical for addressing health care and economic needs of an aging population, experts say
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In a strikingly candid speech at HMS, former Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called on the agency to ban all pod-based e-cigarettes, a move that would likely eliminate every product sold in the U.S.
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Harvard Medical School Nov 15
The Spotlight on Medical Education event celebrated HMS students and the alumni and friends who have invested in teaching, learning and financial aid at HMS
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Harvard Medical School Nov 15
Fall is a psychologically complex season, often associated with feelings of purposefulness and accomplishment. “It’s a season when people start getting in sync with goals and working to carry them out,” says HMS psychiatrist John Sharp. (via )
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Harvard Medical School Nov 15
The findings reinforce the importance of physical activity and may also advance the development of new therapies for preventing cardiovascular disease
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Harvard Medical School Nov 15
At HMS Fall Fest, Mission Grammar School students participated in interactive games while learning about health and science directly from HMS students
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HMS professor Connie Lehman collaborated with an MIT machine-learning expert to develop AI-based tools that track and predict breast cancer risk (via )
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Harvard Medical School Nov 14
A retinal binding protein has been shown to protect both the neuroretina and the vascular retina from diabetes-induced retinal disease
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Harvard Medical School Nov 14
HMS’ Julie Silver discusses ongoing efforts to abolish gender disparities and ensure gender equity in science and medicine, including a campaign aimed at addressing journal-level barriers for women in medicine (via statnews)
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M. Roy Wilson, HMS alum and president, posit ways to keep the profession true to itself
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Harvard Medical School Nov 14
A new understanding of how the insulin receptor regulates genes could help researchers develop treatment strategies for diabetes and other insulin-related diseases
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Harvard Medical School Nov 14
By removing aged beta cells, researchers were able to recover beta cell function and restore glucose tolerance in an animal mode. The discovery by researchers could be a game-changer in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Harvard Medical School Nov 14
People with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk than the general population for developing Alzheimer’s disease. A study from HMS and helps explain why.
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The new episode of , cohosted by HMS’ , explores 4 stories of doctors and nurses battling bias, time and other barriers as they try to build better relationships with their patients Listen:
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Harvard Medical School Nov 13
Alvin Poussaint, a man described as “a beacon of light” for the HMS diversity and inclusion initiative, was honored during the daylong event
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