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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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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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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is often the result of a hiatal hernia or weakness of the valve called the lower esophageal sphincter. Over time, reflux can lead to Barretts esophagus, dysplasia and even esophagus cancer (adenocarcinoma.) This video shows how an operation called fundoplication can help prevent acid from splashing into the esophagus. Mayo
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Gary Strangman, assistant professor of psychology at HMS and director of the Neural Systems Group at Massachusetts General Hospital, is developing a portable brain scanner for use on earth and in space. For more information about Dr. Strangman and stories about space-related research, visit hms.harvard.edu/harvard-medicine and view the Spring 2012 “Space Savers” issue. Like Harvard
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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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6 Tips and Tricks for Finals Week! It’s that time of year and finals are quickly approaching. In this video I go over six core principles to keep in mind during the last couple weeks leading up to finals to help you maximize your score potential. These tips and tricks helped me get straight A’s
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So You Want to Become an Emergency Medicine Doctor. Here’s how you can decide if emergency medicine is a good field for you, how to become an EM doc, and some of its lesser known truths. 💌 Sign up for my weekly newsletter – https://medschoolinsiders.com/newsletter 🌍 Website & blog – https://medschoolinsiders.com 📸 Instagram – https://instagram.com/medschoolinsiders
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Memory loss, personality changes, a shrinking ability to do daily tasks. It’s not easy to watch a loved one suffer from dementia. It’s also not easy at times for doctors to know exactly what kind of dementia a person may have. That’s because there’s not been a test that can differentiate between, say, Alzheimer’s disease
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Please be advised that this video contains graphic footage of surgery. This video demonstrates a Sistrunk Procedure in a child with a thyroglossal duct cyst performed by Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan. Chapter Authors: Jason H. Barnes, M.D. Karthik Balakrishnan, M.D. Series Editors: Andrew J. Goates, M.D., Matthew L. Carlson, M.D. To learn more about the Department
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Dr. Edythe Strand, Emeritus Professor and Consultant, division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, provides a complete description of CAS. The nature of the neurologic deficits that may be involved are discussed, and terms related to CAS such as planning and programming for speech and proprioception are described. For more information, visit http://mayocl.in/2ifnYX3
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An optimized gene-editing tool holds promise for preventing inherited hearing loss, other genetic diseases. Learn more: https://hms.harvard.edu/news-events/multimedia/saving-beethoven
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When deciding on a specialty, we often think about clinical interests, the bread and butter, and lifestyle. But there are several more often overlooked qualities that make up an important component in your long term happiness and career satisfaction. Here is what you shouldn’t overlook when considering a specialty as a medical student and future
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To assist in the search for potential drugs, an international team led by Harvard Medical School researchers has developed software capable of preparing and screening billions of chemical compounds. Such programs were previously limited to sifting through about 1 million to 10 million compounds each. Read more: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/galaxy-drug-candidates UPDATE, MARCH 18 Amid the COVID-19 global
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By joining forces and combining technologies in a new way, Harvard Medical School researchers have captured the first bird’s eye views of what happens at the molecular level when drugs, hormones and neurotransmitters activate certain kinds of cell receptors. Until now, scientists had been able to see only one part of the picture at a
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Synthetic biologists at Harvard Medical School and Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have devised a new, more environmentally sustainable way to produce antimicrobial silver nanoparticles at the mesoscale using biological rather than inorganic chemical methods. The new technique from the laboratory of Pamela Silver, described in ACS Synthetic Biology, reengineers bacterial capsules to
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