Harvard Medical School
(Medical Xpress)—In January, when the Journal of the American Medical Association published a meta-analysis of 100 studies that probed the relationship between body mass index and mortality—studies that found slightl ...
Overweight and Obesity Feb 25, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Signaling pathway linked to fetal alcohol risk: Molecular switch promises new targets for diagnosis, therapy
Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries. And fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a range of alcohol-related birth defects that includes fetal alcohol syndrome, ...
Medical research Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
As blood stem cells age, changes in the epigenome—the system that regulates which genes are switched on and which are switched off throughout the body—alter these cells in ways that lead to reduced immune ...
Medical research Feb 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The first animal model of recent human evolution reveals that a single mutation produced several traits common in East Asian peoples, from thicker hair to denser sweat glands, an international team of researchers reports.
Genetics Feb 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Looming malpractice: Waiting for claims resolution takes up more than ten per cent of the average medical career
The average physician can expect to spend nearly 11 per cent of his or her career with a malpractice claim waiting to be resolved. Some specialists will spend nearly a third of their careers with open claims.
Health Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Results from a meta-analysis of 11 independent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research studies are giving hope to the ALS community by showing, for the first time, that the fatal disease ...
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Managing care and competition: Efficiencies of integrated care and improved risk assessment seen in Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage (MA), with more than 10 million enrollees, is the largest alternative to traditional Medicare. MA's managed care approach was designed to provide coordinated, integrated care for patients and savings for ...
Health Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Structure of a bond formed by two proteins critical for hearing and balance described for the first time
Researchers have mapped the precise 3-D atomic structure of a thin protein filament critical for cells in the inner ear and calculated the force necessary to pull it apart.
Medical research Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists may have discovered why the standard treatment for Parkinson's disease is often effective for only a limited period of time. Their research could lead to a better understanding of many brain disorders, from drug ...
Medical research Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers of motor neuron diseases have long had a hunch that two fatal diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), might somehow be linked. A new study confirms that this link exists.
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Medicare payment reforms mandated in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for postacute care have great potential to lower costs without harming patients, a new study reports.
Health Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Humans inherit more than three times as many mutations from their fathers as from their mothers, and mutation rates increase with the father's age but not the mother's, researchers have found in the largest study of human ...
Genetics Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Goldilocks was on to something when she preferred everything "just right." Harvard Medical School researchers have found that when it comes to the length of mitochondria, the power-producing organelles, applying the fairy ...
Medical research Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new study suggests that global budgets for health care, an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service model of reimbursement, can slow the growth of medical spending and improve the quality of care for patients.
Health Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
Deleting a single gene in the cerebellum of mice can cause key autistic-like symptoms, researchers have found. They also discovered that rapamycin, a commonly used immunosuppressant drug, prevented these symptoms.
Genetics Jul 02, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |