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October 7, 2014

The Harvard Innovation Lab will kick off the Health and Life Sciences Challenge that will award innovative solutions in the fields of healthcare and the life sciences next Tuesday. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, is co-chair of the Challenge committee.  

October 6, 2014

A 2003 rule restricting the number of hours doctors-in-training can work each week didn’t affect the quality of care they provided once they were practicing independently, suggests a new study. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy, led the research. 

October 6, 2014

Researchers with financial ties to flu drug companies more often reported positive findings in their studies of the treatments, a new analysis found. Florence Bourgeois, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a senior study author.  

October 6, 2014

Cancer treatments that genetically modify patients’ blood cells to target the disease have shown amazing results in clinical trials. Now drug companies and biotech’s must overcome big hurdles to get them into hospitals, including their potential cost. Daniel DeAngelo, associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted. 

October 6, 2014

A review of the book “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

October 6, 2014

Paula Johnson, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this letter to the editor about heart attacks in women. 

October 5, 2014

A new simulation test for nurses, with the goal of translating instinctive decisions into specific explanations for certain actions, may help train and advise health care workers. Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is co-leader of the project. 

October 5, 2014

In the largest genetic study of height-related genes to date, scientists involved in the GIANT consortium (Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits) identified 423 genetic regions connected to height — which could explain as much as 60 percent of that genetic component. Joel Hirschhorn, Concordia Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the consortium.  

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