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August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds evolved to prefer nectar when other birds lack the ability to perceive sweetness. Stephen Liberles, HMS associate professor of cell biology, is quoted.

August 21, 2014

What do our genetic contradictions mean? Do they play an important role in our biology? At this point, just about every genome scientist has a slightly different take. One surprising theory suggests that DNA diversity might be good for you. It’s a feature, not a bug. Christopher A. Walsh, Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 20, 2014

Researchers report that they’ve found a group of neurons that function as a kind of “sleep switch,” and whose degeneration over the years may be the cause of age-related sleep loss. Clifford Saper, James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and head of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is cited.

August 20, 2014

The White House’s National Security Council staff has assembled a team of 50 public health experts, including representatives from government, private- and nonprofit-sectors, to promote national first aid proficiency, with a focus on emergency response and hemorrhage control. David King, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 20, 2014

In October, people with Alzheimer's disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the hope that it will reverse some of the damage caused by the condition. Research by Amy Wagers, HMS professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, is cited.

August 20, 2014

This weekly series follows six interns over the course of their first year as they step into their roles as practicing physicians. Sophia McKinley, clinical fellow in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is profiled.

August 19, 2014

Scientists preserve viable rat livers for 3 days with a new method, according to a study by HMS researchers. Korkut Uygun, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the lead investigators.

August 19, 2014

Question 4 on the Massachusetts ballots this November, entitled “Earned Sick Time For Employees” would guarantee employees in Massachusetts up to 40 hours of paid sick time to those working for a large employer and up to 40 hours unpaid to those working for a small employer. Mark Schuster, William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is featured.

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