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HMS scientists tackle a variety of important questions, ranging from how your neurons work to which genes play a role in particular diseases. Our podcast gives you the scoop on some of this work, providing context and highlighting the latest trends in medical education and biomedical research.

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http://hms.harvard.edu/podcasts
Description
HMS scientists tackle a variety of important questions, ranging from how your neurons work to which genes play a role in particular diseases. Our podcast gives you the scoop on some of this work, providing context and highlighting the latest trends in medical education and biomedical research.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-02-15 19:44
last episode published
2018-01-19 14:00
publication frequency
95.63 days
Contributors
Rick Groleau owner  
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author  
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Number of Episodes
39
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Science & Medicine

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
19.01.2018

Episode 39: From Harvard to Hollywood

Emmy-nominated alum combines medicine, media and storytelling
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
24.02.2017

Episode 38: Chew on This

Reintegrating dental and medical care
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
24.10.2016

Episode 37: Blunt Scrutiny

Tackling research gaps in marijuana use
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
12.08.2016

Episode 36: Challenging Common Knowledge

Inside the mind of physician-economist Bapu Jena
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
22.06.2016

Episode 35: Connecting the Dots

Improving transgender health care by unifying efforts across HMS
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
8.04.2016

Episode 34: Culture Clash

Improving communication and reducing disparities at the doctor's office
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
2.02.2016

Episode 33: Genetics in Space

Improving human health on and off the Earth's surface
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
27.10.2015

Episode 32: The A-Word

Trying to catch Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
23.09.2015

Episode 31: Genetics of Sleep

Tour a lab that studies slumbering fruit flies
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
21.08.2015

Episode 30: Object Lessons

Inside the life of an anatomical museum curator
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
16.07.2015

Episode 29: Rx Poetry

How doctors and patients can improve with the power of poems
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
10.06.2015

Episode 28: Medicine and Morality

How do doctors resolve ethical dilemmas hidden in everyday patient care?
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
20.05.2015

Episode 27: Your Digital Phenotype

John Brownstein mines social media to track disease
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
15.04.2015

Episode 26: Digging into Ancient DNA

David Reich unravels prehistoric genetic code to explore human history
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
16.03.2015

Episode 25: The Future of Science

Young researchers call for change to make scientific careers sustainable
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
29.04.2013

Episode 24: The Methodical Adventurer

Stem cell researcher Amy Wagers enjoys the thrill of discovery.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
12.11.2012

Episode 23: Psychosocial Healing

A plastic surgeon finds new ways to soothe physical and emotional wounds.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
28.09.2012

Episode 22: Heart Matters

A husband-wife team studies the genetics of cardiac disease.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
25.07.2012

Episode 21: The Case for Curiosity

Basic science lays the foundation for tomorrow's medical breakthroughs.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
31.05.2012

Episode 20: Evolution of the Patient-Doctor Relationship

A practicing physician with a leadership role in the HMS Division of Medical Ethics reflects on power shifts over the decades.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
25.04.2012

Episode 19: Supreme Court Considers Health Reform

Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act will shape policy for years to come. Gregory Curfman, an HMS assistant professor and executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, shares insight and analysis.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
20.04.2012

Episode 18: Origins of Life

Nobel Laureate Jack Szostak is working to build primitive cells in the laboratory.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
29.03.2012

Episode 17: 3D Mammography Gains Momentum

A new imaging tool is poised to transform breast cancer screening. Plus, cancer researchers develop 3D tissue models and a radiologist shares her perspective.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
15.02.2012

Episode 16: Metamorphosis of a Medical Student

Experiences in the clinic during the third year of medical school spur a remarkable transformation. For the first time, future MDs begin to feel like doctors.
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
17.10.2011

Episode 15: Transforming Drug Discovery

Marc Kirschner, head of the Harvard Medical School Department of Systems Biology, describes a new initiative that takes aim at the alarming slowdown in the development of new and lifesaving drugs. Plus, Professor of Genetics David Reich is studying DNA...
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
26.07.2011

Episode 14: Under 6 and overweight

Elsie Taveras, an assistant professor of population medicine and of pediatrics at HMS, discusses a new Institute of Medicine report on early childhood obesity. Plus, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology Stephen Liberles explores how mice and rats sense ...
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
23.06.2011

Episode 13: Building a sustainable future

Harvard Medical School Professor of Systems Biology Pam Silver is engineering organisms that produce fuel and even food. Find out how she's working to build a sustainable future through synthetic biology. Plus, Nancy Keating, an HMS associate professor...
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
23.05.2011

Episode 12: Are you getting enough sleep?

According to research by Elizabeth Klerman, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, most adults should be getting 8.5 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Learn about her study and about the benefits of...
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
10.03.2011

Episode 11: Human genome turns 10

A draft sequence of the human genome was first published in 2001. Ten years later, David Altshuler, Harvard Medical School professor of genetics, discusses how the Human Genome Project has changed the landscape of biomedical research. Plus, a study by ...
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
10.02.2011

Episode 10: Powerful placebo

Find out why HMS Associate Professor of Medicine Ted Kaptchuk is trying to understand the magnitude, duration and boundaries of placebo effects. Plus, in the process of studying the genetic roots of a horrific disease, researchers discover a new way to...
Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations author
9.02.2009

Episode 9: How to make a doctor

We ask some Bostonians to envision a doctor of the future and bring their questions about medical training to HMS Dean for Education Thomas Michel. We also speak with medical students who are learning that research isn’t easy.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
26.11.2008

Episode 8: Working the system

HMS professor Peter Sorger shares his perspectives on the emerging field of systems biology, and we visit the lab of Roy Kishony, where researchers are using mathematical models to probe the evolution of drug resistant bacteria.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
30.10.2008

Episode 7: Inside the brain's black box

Adrian Ivinson, director of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, explains why researchers need to collaborate to tackle neurodegenerative diseases, and reporter Yvonna Reekie brings us the latest on autism spectrum disorders.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
30.09.2008

Episode 6: Your genome, your future

HMS professor David Altshuler discusses the relationship between human genetic variation and disease, and HMS professor George Church explains the complexities of the Personal Genome Project.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
21.08.2008

Episode 5: Striving for global health

Nobel Laureate Eric Chivian discusses the connection between biodiversity and human disease, and Yvonna Reekie examines the emerging problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
24.07.2008

Episode 4: And coverage for all?

HMS associate professor Stephanie Woolhandler shares her views on universal healthcare, and Yvonna Reekie takes you for a ride on the Family Van, which provides free education, counseling, support and healthcare to Boston’s economically disadvantaged n...
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
20.06.2008

Episode 3: The art of perception

HMS professor of neurobiology Margaret Livingstone uses art to understand how we perceive and process visual stimuli, and HMS professor of pediatrics Charles Nelson employs noninvasive techniques to measure the brain activity of children.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
15.05.2008

Episode 2: The secrets of aging

HMS associate professor of pathology David Sinclair is getting under the hood of the molecular machinery that drives longevity, and HMS assistant professor of medicine Anne Fabiny is preparing students for an aging population.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author
7.02.2008

Episode 1: The science of social networks

HMS professor of medical sociology Nicholas Christakis examines how social networks affect our health, and an HMS student relies on social networking websites to rally the Kenyan diaspora.
Harvard Medical School Office of Public Affairs author