Congratulations to Professor David Reich, co-recipient of the 2017 Dan David Prize for archaeology and natural sciences!

"Leading pioneer in analyzing ancient human DNA" recognized

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02/20/2017 at 16:44. Facebook
An HMS study finds that certain tumors use fats as their life-sustaining fuel, a characteristic that might offer new therapeutic targets.

Cancer cells' taste for fat may prove to be their Achilles' heel

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02/19/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
Science Sunday: Professor Roberto Kolter is inspired by the intrinsic beauty of microbes, organisms that are incredibly complex despite their tiny size.
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02/18/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
Middle-ear infections, which prompt 12 to 16 million clinical visits annually in the U.S., may one day be quelled by a gel engineered to deliver antibiotics through the eardrum and to the site of the infection.

Antibiotic gel may offer relief for ear infections

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Harvard Medical School
02/17/2017 at 15:50. Facebook
The human microbiome contains roughly how many bacteria and bacterial species?
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02/16/2017 at 23:49. Facebook
Can flavanols in chocolate really protect you against certain health conditions?
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02/16/2017 at 16:21. Facebook
The HMS Photo of the Week: "This is an image of a mouse's vestibular system in the inner ear. By delivering genes into the hair cells in the inner ear, scientists have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects both. " ( : Bence Gyorgy)

Instagram post by Harvard Medical School • Feb 10, 2017 at 7:17pm UTC

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02/15/2017 at 15:57. Facebook
Nearly one in three babies born in the United States is delivered via cesarean section, or C-section.

Quality improvement efforts yield lower C-section rate

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The Look of Love

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“Terrorist and active shooter attacks compel us to build a network to minimize preventable deaths,” says professor Eric Goralnick.

Health care systems around the globe need to prepare for the future

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“These markers have the potential to provide novel treatment targets,” says professor Roopali Gandhi.

Serum micoRNAs may serve as biomarkers for multiple sclerosis

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Science Sunday: The work of professor Kevin Struhl focuses on how genes create substances that carry out various functions. His research has led to a better understanding of cancer in humans.
A naturally occurring hormone that plays a role in fetal development may be the basis for a reversible contraceptive that can protect ovaries from the chemo damage.

A hormone that plays a role in fetal development may help protect the ovaries from chemo damage

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Delta waves on an electroencephalogram (EEG) indicate which of the following? ❤????
Scientists have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects both.

New gene-delivery therapy restores partial hearing, balance in deaf mice

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“By switching certain genes on and off, prions could help bacteria survive environmental stresses rendering them less vulnerable to drugs, chemicals and other environmental assaults,” says professor Ann Hochschild.

In a first-of-its-kind discovery, bacteria found to form potentially infective prions

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Harvard Medical School will be closed on Thursday, February 9 due to an anticipated winter storm. Students, staff, and faculty should visit the HMS Emergency page below for further instructions. Stay safe!

HMS and HSDM closed Thursday, February 9

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A trio of scholars argue that IVG carries a promise to unravel fundamental mechanisms of disease and pave the way to a range of therapies.

The promise and peril of emerging reproductive technologies

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“It’s a testament to the fact that hospitals do respond to financial penalties, in particular when these penalties are also tied to publicly reported performance goals,” said co-senior author Francesca Dominici of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Hospital readmission rates decrease with Affordable Care Act penalties

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A drug used to treat diabetes can also slow the growth of certain cancers.

Study reveals how metformin prevents cancer and suppresses tumor growth

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