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For Diabetics, Healthy Habits Trump Medicine

Against the backdrop of a government shutdown precipitated by healthcare issues and the rollout of the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a conference called Diabetes + Innovation 2013 took place in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2013 — Milly Dawson
Practicing Narrative Medicine

Practicing Narrative Medicine

Since the first day of medical school, I was in breathless anticipation of my third year. I came to Harvard with a background in creative writing and the big draw of medicine for me lay in its compendium of human stories.

November 9, 2014 — Samyukta Mullangi

Cosmic Karma: Mosquitoes Have Flying, Blood-Sucking Parasites of Their Own

The biting midge Culicoides (Trithecoides) anophelis Edwards is a predator of engorged mosquitoes, which was first described by Edwards in 1922 [1].At least 19 mosquito species in the genera Anopheles, Culex, Aedes and Armigeres have been documented as hosts of C.

October 6, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer

Graphic Guides to Ebola from the Epicenter and Abroad

The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa continues to make the news as more cases are reported and casualties rise. A common thread in reporting is the difficulty in communicating accurate information to combat the spread of the virus when communities are gripped with fear and misinformation spreads as quickly as the virus itself.

August 8, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Sunday Species Snapshot: Panamanian Golden Frog

Sunday Species Snapshot: Panamanian Golden Frog

These tiny, brightly colored amphibians pack a potent neurotoxin on their skin. That toxin protected them from predators, but it won’t save them from extinction.

March 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
Jimmy Carter Fights to Eliminate Eye Disease That Plagued His Childhood

Jimmy Carter Fights to Eliminate Eye Disease That Plagued His Childhood

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was at Pfizer Headquarters in Manhattan on November 5th to honor the 15th anniversary of the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), a non-for-profit program dedicated to eliminating the eye disease as a public health concern by 2020.

November 7, 2013 — Julianne Chiaet
Disease Detectives Investigate Outbreaks at Home and Abroad

Disease Detectives Investigate Outbreaks at Home and Abroad

The medical sleuths of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been thrust into the limelight with the recent Ebola epidemic. Charged with chasing diseases and stopping outbreaks, they're a geeky bunch of young doctors, veterinarians and scientists, who prefer to work behind the scenes.

October 10, 2014 — Seema Yasmin

Bat-Killing Fungus Now Found in 25 U.S. States

The news for bats in the U.S. keeps getting worse. Last week conservation officials announced that the bat-killing white-nose syndrome (WNS) has been found in Michigan and Wisconsin.

April 15, 2014 — John R. Platt
The Hallmarks of Cancer 6: Tissue Invasion and Metastasis

The Hallmarks of Cancer 6: Tissue Invasion and Metastasis

The Hallmarks of Cancer are 10 underlying principles shared by all cancers. You can read the first five Hallmarks of Cancer articles here. The Sixth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Tissue Invasion and Metastasis.” A growing tumor will eventually spawn pioneer cells; these move out of the original clump of mutant cells to invade [...]

October 30, 2013 — Buddhini Samarasinghe