The HMS Photo of the Week: "First year students hear that they will need to 'learn how to learn medicine at HMS.' New discoveries frequently change the medical field, and these students will experience these shifts many times during the course of their careers."
"This is the first Harvard professorship in emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital—truly a milestone for the field and the department,” said Nancy Tarbell, HMS dean for academic and clinical affairs.
Researchers have improved the design of tiny nanodiscs—synthetic models of cell membranes used to study proteins that control what enters and leaves a cell. The enhancements provide an unprecedented view of how viruses infect cells.
“For the first time, we have found a connection between the brainstem region involved in arousal and regions involved in awareness, two prerequisites for consciousness,” said Michael Fox, HMS assistant professor of neurology.
“Our work strongly supports that cancer stem cells are the main source of growth in these tumors and, as such, should be considered promising targets for treatment,” says Mario Suvà, HMS assistant professor of pathology.
The HMS Photo of the Week: "Marissa Lynn and Matt Alkaitis work with a 3-D printer in the student-run Makerspace Protoyping Lab. Beyond creating objects, students can use the space to create design-modeling software to develop ideas for new medical technologies."