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Medical News Today: Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. Researchers confirm that in Parkinson’s, a faulty molecular switch triggers the degeneration of neurons. In the past week,… Read More »

A $200M pledge to Harvard to turn medical discoveries into treatments

A foundation headed by philanthropist and businessman Len Blavatnik has pledged $ 200 million to Harvard Medical School (HMS), its largest gift ever, with the overarching aim of transforming new medical discoveries into patient treatments. The gift, from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, was announced at a scientific symposium at the School on Thursday and was… Read More »

VA bans medical employees from all union activities at work

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it will no longer allow on-staff medical professionals to engage in taxpayer-funded union activities while at work. The VA’s policy change prevents more than 100,000 VA employees from taking official time. Of that group, about 430 are doing some work during working hours on union activities, including physicians,… Read More »