Harvard Medicine News
An Itching Question

A new HMS study points to a key molecular culprit behind that chronic, intractable itch.

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No Cancer Left Behind

New help promises to spur research collaborations and advance HMS scientists’ capacity to prevent, treat, and cure rare cancers.

Clear bubble-like cells appear amid smaller pink-stained cells on a histology slide
Stopping Tooth Pain

Why does something cold sometimes cause tooth pain or hypersensitivity? Researchers have zeroed in on an answer.

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Habener Receives Gairdner Award

HMS professor Joel Habener has been recognized for transformative research into the treatment of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and intestinal disorders.

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