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Two teams at Harvard Medical School reported in separate papers in the May 21, 2015, issue of Cell that their labs have developed high-throughput techniques to quickly, easily and inexpensively give every cell in a sample a unique genetic barcode. This allows scientists to analyze complex tissues by genetically profiling hundreds of thousands of individual
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Choosing a specialty is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in medical school. Everything from your life during medical school, to your life in residency, to your life beyond residency as an attending physician are all dramatically influenced by this singular decision. This is the systematic way to figure out which specialty is
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Learn about the questions that fuel research by investigators in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Neurobiology http://neuro.med.harvard.edu/, where faculty members embrace new technologies and foster a culture of collaboration. Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu
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Dr. Horacio Asbun, Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains the Whipple procedure using this animated graphic of a pancreas. Cancer of the pancreas affects 45,000 people every year in the U.S., and it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The five-year overall survival rate if a tumor is detected early and surgically removed is
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A new study suggests that the superabundant microbes lining our digestive tract are ultimately our evolutionary partners, shedding light on the hygiene hypothesis. According to this idea, living in increasingly hyper-hygienic environments might contribute to recent spikes in childhood allergies, as these beneficial host-specific microbes are hindered by the plethora of antibacterial home products and
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How do you get to study when you have zero motivation to do so? It’s a problem we’ve all faced, myself included. Let’s be real, watching Jocko Willink YouTube videos amps you up in the moment, but motivation doesn’t sustain you, and soon enough, you’re back in a rut. I get it. I’ve been there.
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Dr. Robert Wilfahrt, a family medicine physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses ADHD in adults. Dr. Wilfahrt is also a content editor and board member for the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. To learn more about adult ADHD, visit: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/symptoms-causes/syc-20350878
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Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Chenghua Gu and colleagues have discovered how two particular proteins help modulate the formation of new blood vessel networks, a process called angiogenesis. The findings could make it possible to improve upon existing therapies that block angiogenesis in cancer patients, whose tumors require oxygen and nutrients from blood in order to
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A talk by Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD, FRCP, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Moderated by Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Pfizer, and member of the HMS Board of Fellows.
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Medical school is insanely competitive. In the most recent data available from the AAMC, only about 41% of applicants were ultimately accepted to a U.S. medical school. Osteopathic D.O. schools have been gaining in popularity in recent years as well, forcing less competitive applicants to turn to Caribbean medical schools in pursuing their dreams of
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Dr. Barbara Bruce, discusses the relationship between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. A physician referral is required for the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida. To request an appointment, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/rheumatology/florida/overview/appointments.
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This video is a roundtable discussion amongst persons with narcolepsy and some of their family members. It provides insights about how persons are affected by the disorder and how they cope with their symptoms. Learn more at http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/narcolepsy/living-with-narcolepsy/dailylife Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on
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Tourniquets have proven immensely valuable in saving life and limb. Director of the Level I Trauma Center at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn., Donald Jenkins, M.D., demonstrates how to use a tourniquet properly. He also explains why certain work environments and certain individuals should always have tourniquets readily available.
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This video is one in a series that explains the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. For more information, visit www.understandingsleep.org Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu
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This sketch video about epigenetics was created by Armando Hasudungan, in collaboration with Professor Susan Clark and Dr Kate Patterson at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. It has been created for a broad, non-expert audience to highlight key messages about the role epigenetics plays in biological processes like development and diseases such as cancer.
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In this video, Dr. Kiran Maski, Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Sleep Medicine specialist, and a young patient with narcolepsy and her mother discuss how the diagnosis of narcolepsy was made. It includes how sleep and nap studies are used to confirm the diagnosis. Learn more at http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/narcolepsy/diagnosing-narcolepsy/narcolepsy-self-evaluation Like Harvard
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