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October 20, 2014

While picking up a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication, about one in 20 people with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or high blood pressure will also purchase cigarettes, a new study finds. Joshua Gagne, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.Read the full article

October 20, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about the difficulty of accessing the mental health system.Read the full article

October 20, 2014

Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about why certain things are scary.Read the full article

October 20, 2014

By crystallizing DNA, researchers have created structures unlike any seen before. The DNA crystals could potentially be used as the basis of a programmable material platform, leading to new advances in computing, biology and many other fields. Donald Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Wyss Institute, and Peng Yin, associate professor of systems biology at the Wyss Institute, are quoted.Read the full article

October 20, 2014

Parents may get so accustomed to seeing sex and violence in movies and television that they end up lowering their standards for what kids are allowed to watch, a new report suggests. Jeanne Van Cleave, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

October 20, 2014

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs were linked with higher risks for pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping in a new study. Joshua Gagne, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article 

October 20, 2014

Walmart and its peers are offering a potentially valuable addition to the U.S. primary care system—bridging a gap between problems that can’t or shouldn’t wait for a visit to the doctor’s office and issues that require a trip to the emergency room. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.Read the full article

October 20, 2014

New research reports that scientists have reconstructed the genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago, by far the oldest genetic record ever obtained from modern humans. David Reich, professor of genetics, is a co-author of the study. Read the full article

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