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Learn about the power of financial aid from the perspective of alumni and current students. Listen to their reflections as they discuss the impact financial aid had on their ability to attend Harvard Medical School and pursue their dreams.
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Harvard Medical School neuroscientists have identified an unexpected, causal link between sleep deprivation and premature death. In a study on sleep-deprived fruit flies, the researchers found that death is always preceded by the accumulation of molecules known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the gut. Learn more: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/sleep-death-gut
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Analysis of ancient DNA reveals the genetic makeup of the people who lived in the Caribbean between about 400 and 3,100 years ago, settling several archaeologic and anthropologic debates and reaching startling conclusions about Indigenous population sizes before contact with Europeans. Learn more at https://hms.harvard.edu/news/island-investigations
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Have you ever wondered about whether medical school admissions is becoming more or less competitive, or whether certain genders have different trends? There’s a lot of interesting data here, let’s dive in. TIME STAMPS: 00:25- First Time Applicants vs Reapplicants 01:52 – MCAT Score by Undergrad Major 02:50 – Men vs Women 03:50 – Is
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve fine tuned your morning routine to get your day started on the right foot. But while we often focus on morning routines, our days are highly dependent on our sleep, and our sleep is largely influenced by our bedtime routines. Let’s help you create an effective night routine. 💌
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January 4, 2021 Audience: Consumer, Patient, Health Professional, Pharmacy January 4, 2021 — Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) to the consumer level. The Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 750 mg (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) have been
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Researchers at the University of Gothenburg now suggest a possible cure for children with hard-to-treat forms of neuroblastoma using a new combination of drugs. In a new study in the journal Cancer Research, they describe how a two small molecule-based drug combination likely inhibit the tumor’s growth. Neuroblastoma is the most common form of childhood
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Nostrum Laboratories has voluntarily recalled another lot of metformin HCl extended-release tablets 750 mg dosage, expanding their initial announcement in November 2020. According to the new notice, issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week, the recalled tablets are off-white and oblong with a debossed ID “NM7”. The lot number, NDC,
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“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer For those who spend time in a cancer treatment center, we encounter each other in a variety of
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In the few minutes before work started this morning, I gave Twitter a courtesy scroll. I knew I was planning to write a piece this morning so wanted to see what was happening in the world, take its pulse as it were. I was not expecting to see the news that Trump supporters had stormed
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A research group investigated the use of gene therapy for treating inherited hearing loss. Around the world, there are roughly 466 million people who suffer from hearing loss, 60% of which can be attributed to a genetic cause. Over 120 genes are connected to hereditary deafness, many of which are variants present only in small
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Evidence supporting the use of statins to protect against cardiotoxic chemotherapy has been strengthened with new data from a propensity-matched analysis. Among women with breast cancer treated with anthracycline chemotherapy, statins were associated with a 55% lower risk of hospitalizations or emergency room visits for heart failure (HF) at 5 years (hazard ratio [HR], 0.45;
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We’ve all had those ‘where on earth have I put the keys?’ moments, but for some of us continually struggling to process information and constant forgetfulness can be signs of brain fog… And after how stressful the past year has been, it’s no wonder that more of us than ever may be experiencing these symptoms.But
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Adding arthritis drug baricitinib to remdesivir may reduce recovery time in adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study. Scientists and healthcare professionals are working hard to find the best treatment that might benefit patients hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2. In a previous study, researchers observed that the remdesivir, an antiviral drug, was effective in patients
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020 U.S. government orders 100 million additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine bringing total doses for U.S. to 200 million All 200 million doses expected to be delivered by July 31, 2021, allowing for 100 million people in the U.S. to be vaccinated NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc.
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reltecimod Treatment for Organ Dysfunction or Failure in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Atox Bio Announces FDA Acceptance to File the NDA for Reltecimod to Treat Suspected Organ Dysfunction or Failure in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (“Flesh-Eating Disease”) DURHAM, N.C. and NESS ZIONA, Israel, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Atox Bio today announced that the U.S. Food and
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Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered a new metabolic vulnerability in a highly aggressive form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These findings could pave the way for new treatments for patients with mutations in two key genes – KRAS and LKB1. Patients whose tumors contain both
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Exercise and a hypocaloric, Mediterranean-style diet remain first-line interventions that can benefit all patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a clinical practice update from the American Gastroenterological Association. “[W]eight loss is associated with a reduction in liver fat, which provides a potential for reversal of disease progression,” wrote Zobair M. Younossi, MD,
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