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Harvard study finds cells recall their early development

When cells grow up, they remember their childhoods. A new study has found that adult cells keep a record of which genes were activated during their early development. Even more surprisingly, the memory is retrievable: Under certain lab conditions, cells can play the story of their development in reverse, switching on genes that were active… Read More »

One in two childhood cancers go undiagnosed and untreated, study finds

Every year in the US alone, 1,800 children die of cancer – despite access to advanced care  A new Harvard University study found that the number of pediatric cancer cases around the wold has been grossly underestimated  There are nearly 400,000 cases globally each year – rather than 200,000 as previously thought  Between 2013 and… Read More »

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »