STEM — the acronym used to describe science, technology, engineering and math — is used by policymakers, universities and private foundations to allocate funding to support the sciences. If we consider medicine to fall under...
When you break your arm and get an X-ray, those results mostly are only significant to you — they don't affect your brother, your sister, your parents or that distant cousin of yours in Alaska. But genetic testing is different,...
An international team led by researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital has identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, even in people who have risk factors such as obesity and old age. The results focus...
A large new study led by Boston researchers shows that a simple blood test is superior to standard screening methods for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus, paving the way for a new generation of prenatal genetic tests to be offered to all pregnant women.
Between administering medications and coordinating care, nurses are some of the busiest healthcare professionals, often placed as the first point of contact for patients. Perhaps it comes as no surprise, then, that a recent study suggests...
Healthcare providers are unable to optimally address a patient's health needs without knowing a person's sexual orientation. But assumptions of heterosexuality are the norm. Nurse leaders can work toward reducing heterosexism in healthcare. On the surface, the healthcare...
A report released at a recent women's health summit in Boston concludes glaring gaps continue to persist in medical researchers' efforts to understand gender differences in common diseases. This is report is released two decades after the passage of pivotal legislation...
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