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Of bugs, genes, development and intestinal biology

The collection of bacteria and other microorganisms living in our intestines—our microbiota—is now understood to play an important role in our physiology. Recent research indicates that it helps regulate our metabolism, immune system and other biological processes, and that imbalances in the microbiota are associated with everything from inflammatory bowel disease to diabetes. Seth Rakoff-Nahoum,...

Meet the researcher behind “heart on a chip”

From a series on researchers and innovators at Boston Children’s Hospital. With all of the recent buzz about precision medicine, it’s no wonder that William Pu, MD is gaining recognition for his innovative application of stem cell science and gene therapy to study Barth syndrome, a type of heart disease that severely weakens heart muscle....

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The Technology Development Fund (TDF) invites all hospital employees with technologies that can be developed into products to apply for 2015 TDF funding.Learn more at the TDF information session on Monday, Feb. 23 11:30 am–12:30 pm in the Karp 8 conference room. Kindly RSVP to

Due this Friday! Pfizer CTI Call For Proposal Applications

The current cycle for Pfizer CTI's biotherapeutic and small molecule proposals is currently open. 2 page, non-confidential pre-proposals are due February 13th, 2015!

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