November 20 – Disentangling the causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20th Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions) Speakers: Ada Shaw Graphics: Rebecca Senft In 2016, an estimated 5.4 million Americans were suffering from Alzheimer’s disease; 1 million from Parkinson’s; 400,000 and 30,000 from Huntington’s disease. These numbers are expected to increase as the population ages. One promising approach to studying the causes of neurodegenerative disease … Continue reading November 20 – Disentangling the causes of Neurodegenerative Diseases

‘Double-sided tape’ could replace surgical stitches

Sutures are commonly used to close wounds in the skin or other tissues. Similar to sewing fabric, the doctors will use a needle attached to a thread to penetrate the tissue and close the edges of the wound together, facilitating quick healing. Although surgical sutures have been used for thousands of years, they still have some limitations: 1) the needles cause some damage to the … Continue reading ‘Double-sided tape’ could replace surgical stitches