Early human embryos make viral proteins
Human embryos make viral proteins within days of fertilization, a new study shows. These proteins affect human gene expression and may protect the cells from infection by other viruses.
Ethnic differences thwart talk about dying
Doctors struggle to start discussions with ailing patients about how they want to spend their last days, a survey finds. The upshot? Patients should bring up the topic themselves.
Neurons can stimulate brain tumor growth
New research shows that high-grade gliomas, the deadliest human brain tumors, increase their growth by hijacking some of the machinery of neuroplasticity, which normally helps the brain form new synapses.
Kobilka, Snyder elected to AAAS membership
Brian Kobilka, MD, and Michael Snyder, PhD, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this fall.
School's website, blog, magazine win AAMC awards
The School of Medicine’s electronic and print communications efforts received high praise from colleagues at peer institutions.
Karl Deisseroth wins prestigious Albany Prize
The bioengineer and psychiatrist will be honored for his seminal role in the field of optogenetics, which allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve-cell activity in freely moving animals to study their behavior.