Videos

A talk by Michael E. Chernew, PhD, professor of health care policy, Harvard Medical School. Moderated by Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Pfizer, and member of the HMS Board of Fellows. Harvard Medical School MED-EDs are a series of short, thought-provoking presentations by renowned HMS faculty, alumni, and
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Combining two recently developed technologies—expansion microscopy and lattice light sheet microscopy— researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a method that yields high-resolution visualizations of large volumes of brain tissue. Their approach enabled them to image an entire fruit fly brain, as well as large sections
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Medical school is no joke. In fact, becoming a doctor requires completion of one of the world’s most rigorous and testing paths of any profession. A substantial percentage of medical students burn out, give up, or are plain miserable. Other students, like me, are the weirdos that actually enjoy the process. Here’s how I did
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Using a combination of fluorescent microscopy and cutting-edge cryo-electron tomography, researchers in the labs of Luke Chao and Tom Bernhardt in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School have provided never-before-seen views of double-membraned bacteria as they divide. The work offers new insights into the division process and may aid in the fight against antibiotic
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Stoicism as a student’s philosophy serves as their own personal operating system. As I’ve said time and time again on this channel, systems produce results. And your philosophy is the most fundamental system of them all. By applying Stoic fundamentals, students can learn to improve their resilience, get better grades, and more readily achieve their
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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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Migraine is genetic neurologic disease which often goes undiagnosed. Sometimes migraine headaches come with pain so intense they can interrupt day-to-day activities. The good news says Dr. Amaal Starling, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, is there are newer migraine headache treatment options available that are more effective and better tolerated. ____________________________________________ For the safety of its
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Louise Ivers, associate professor of global health and social medicine, works at improving health services to the poor internationally. This video is part of a series in which researchers explain the importance of their work. To view the series, go to hms.harvard.edu/research/science-matters
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What is it about laughter that’s contagious? Sometimes you just can’t stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that,
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A new approach developed by Harvard Medical School researchers uses yeast to rapidly evolve synthetic antibody fragments called nanobodies with the aim to find variants that are effective at binding to selected antigens, including SARS-CoV-2. The antibodies are intended for use in diagnostic tests and disease treatments. Read the full story: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/antibody-evolution
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