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Research, education news, and trends in science and the healing arts.
Research, education news, and trends in science and the healing arts.

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Sugar levels are important for brain function but extremes can have serious effects. http://hvrd.me/100OU0

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Scientists in the Proteomics Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute use these thin silica (glass) tubes in high-performance liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to separate protein samples into simpler components. The resulting amino acids are then analyzed to identify promising targets for cancer research. http://hvrd.me/108sNf

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HMS students honor the anatomical donors who contribute to the study of medicine. http://hvrd.me/ZOHex

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The HMS Photo of the Week: "A rat kidney bioengineered by Harald Ott at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine. Ott's team is building functional replacement kidneys on the matrix of donor organs from which cells have been stripped." http://hvrd.me/ZTvh6
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The Burmese python’s unusual metabolism may help teach doctors valuable lessons about diabetes. http://hvrd.me/ZDvmT

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The HMS Photo of the Week: "Allison O'Neill, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, examines Ariana Fernandez, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After treatment, Ariana's disease is now in full remission." http://hvrd.me/ZBTxF #PictureHMS
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Timing matters when it comes to administering multiple cancer drugs. http://hvrd.me/Zr3EY

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The HMS Photo of the Week: "First-year students use the patient simulators at the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to learn basic clinical skills, such as taking vital signs and working through clinical cases." http://hvrd.me/ZiVYn

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The HMS Photo of the Week: "Bone marrow on-a-chip is one of several micro-fabricated organs developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. The functional human organs-on-chips provide alternatives to conventional cell culture and animal models for drug discovery development applications." http://hvrd.me/Z1Ivq

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Learn more about how meditation can change your brain and improve your health on March 8. http://hvrd.me/YLfW6

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