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Putting the Patient Back Into Medicine

When Martin A. Samuels was growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, a house call from his pediatrician J.W. Epstein was a big deal.

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Chemistry Researchers Bend Nanowires

A group of researchers in the lab of chemistry professor Charles M. Lieber have found a way to synthesize two- and three-dimensional versions of the microscopic strands known as nanowires—a breakthrough that researchers say may greatly increase the reach and applicability of the field by allowing scientists to design vastly more complex structures.

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30 New Tibetan Plant Species Found

Thirty new species of plants and fungi were discovered in the Hengduan Mountains of Tibet in a recent research project conducted by Harvard researchers in collaboration with Chinese collectors.

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Surgical Outcomes Are Questioned

A popular minimally invasive prostate cancer procedure increases a patient’s risk for erectile dysfunction and incontinence, Harvard researchers reported last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Urate May Help Slow Parkinson’s

High levels of uric acid are typically associated with gout, the painful condition that afflicted King Louis XVIII of France.

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Beloved Lab Administrator To Retire in December

Lenny Solomon, singer, songwriter, and lab administrator, will retire this coming December after 38 years as the research program manager for Harvard’s Anderson Research Group.

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Scientists Discover 3D Genome Structure

A team of scientists at Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School announced yesterday that they have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome.

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Project to Look For Autism Gene

With the aid of a $4.5 million federal grant, Harvard Medical School and two affiliates are embarking on a project to sequence the genes of 85 patients suffering from autism in the hopes of better understanding the causes of the mysterious disorder.

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Dwarf Galaxies’ Existence Explained

A study published in July by a Harvard-Smithsonian Center postdoctoral student has uncovered important clues about the disputed explanation for ...

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Water Drops Defy Elemental Physics

Fluid dynamics researchers Jacy C. Bird and William D. Ristenpart were doing routine experiments on water droplets, when the supposedly ...

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STD Linked to Prostate Cancer

CORRECTION APPENDED A common sexually transmitted disease thought to have virtually no visible symptoms in men may actually be putting

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