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March 24, 2015

If you've been watching infomercials or flipping through a magazine lately, you may think testosterone could be a cure-all. The "low T" movement, also known as "andropause," targets aging men for their declining testosterone levels. And over the past decade, it's become a multibillion-dollar industry. Abraham Morgentaler, associate professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

March 24, 2015

Anew Cambridge biotech will be working on a treatment using stem cells that could let children and adults with Type 1 diabetes do something their bodies currently cannot: produce their own insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels in balance. Douglas Melton, Xander University Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, and Peng Yi, member of the faculty of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, are mentioned. George King, professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

In a Finnish study spanning 26 years, kids exposed to parental smoking were more likely to develop plaque in their carotid arteries as young adults than kids who were not exposed to secondhand smoke. Karin Michels, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

More than half a million children who fall ill with tuberculosis each year are at risk of dying because of a lack of child-friendly treatments, experts said. Mercedes Becerra, associate professor of global health and social medicine, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

A growing group of young adults who are genderfluid and are using hormone therapy and surgery to create bodies that matches this identity. Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

A new Congressional bill that would improve public access to the roughly $60 billion in research the federal government funds each year is drawing praise from researchers who say it will accelerate innovation, and criticism from some publishers who fear it will undermine their financial model. Paul Anderson, K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future, though they have yet to determine the nature of such revisions. Joseph Newhouse, professor of health care policy, and Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Most carbon dioxide that travels from your muscles to your lungs for exhalation does so not as CO2 proper, but as part of bicarbonate: HCO₃−. Bicarbonate's vital to maintaining your blood pH, and it also aids in digestion. But it turns out bicarbonate also tweaks the activity of rod cells in your retina. Clint Makino, associate professor of opthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the author of a recent study on the subject. 

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