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June 12, 2015

Bacteria aren't renowned for their punctuality – but perhaps one day they will be. A working circadian clock has been inserted in E. coli that allows the microbes to keep to a 24-hour schedule.  Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is quoted.

June 12, 2015

For all the intensity, emotion and pervasiveness of the debate about sexual assault in college, there’s an element that’s often lost and unheard: men’s stories. Jim Hopper, part-time instructor in psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

June 11, 2015

Illness weakens our bodies and our minds, and the damage often is compounded by what patients experience in hospitals across the nation. As people live longer, and our population ages, addressing this issue is taking on new urgency. Sharon Inouye, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

June 11, 2015

Starkly contrasting views took center stage last month in a raging international debate over the long-term use of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs. Dost Ongur, associate professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

June 10, 2015

New research reveals that people who report higher levels of intellectual stimulation throughout their lifetimes don’t actually exhibit lower levels of protein plaques and other signs of Alzheimer’s compared to those who don’t. But also found that staying mentally and socially active can push back the appearance of memory problems and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Keith Johnson, professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

June 10, 2015

In a recent study, researchers discovered “biological commonalities” among women who look younger than their actual age. Alexandra Kimball, professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

June 10, 2015

Cesarean section may leave babies vulnerable to chronic health problems such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, a new analysis hints. Susan Hellerstein, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 10, 2015

For centuries, archaeologists have reconstructed the early history of Europe by digging up ancient settlements and examining the items that their inhabitants left behind. More recently, researchers have been scrutinizing something even more revealing than pots, chariots and swords: DNA. David Reich, professor of genetics, led the research.

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