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Adrenaline Handbrake

Researchers have solved the long-standing mystery of how adrenaline regulates a key class of membrane proteins that are responsible for initiating the contraction of heart cells. The findings provide a mechanistic description of how adrenaline...
23-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.
17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Break Point

At a glance: Experiments in worms reveal the molecular damage caused by DEHP, a chemical commonly used to make plastics flexible DEHP interferes with proper cell division during egg formation, leads to excessive DNA breakage, alters chromosome...
8-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Backbone of Success

After decades of effort, scientists use induced pluripotent stem cells to model human spine development Findings provide proof of existence of a segmentation clock in humans guiding spine formation Work sets stage for better understanding of...
7-Jan-2020 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Mother’s Bugs

-Newborn mice derive protective antibodies from their mothers’ microbiota -Antibodies derived from mothers’ microbiota ward off both localized and widespread systemic infections by the bacterium E. coli -Study points to the role of maternal...
6-Jan-2020 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Versatile Bile Acids

Could bile acids—the fat-dissolving juices churned out by the liver and gallbladder—also play a role in immunity and inflammation? The answer appears to be yes, according to two separate Harvard Medical School studies published in Nature.
3-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Harvard Medical School Names Executive Director of Therapeutics Translation

Pharmaceutical R&D executive, accomplished scientist to lead School’s efforts to propel basic science discoveries into treatments
19-Dec-2019 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Spinning Inequality

Analysis of more than 6 million clinical and life science papers shows articles with male lead authors are up to 21 percent more likely to use language that frames their research positively Papers that use positive framing, including words like...
12-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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