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July 22, 2015

By bridging the gaps that divide cancer, immunology, and microbiology, researchers may yet find creative and affordable ways to address the growing problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Rakesh Jain, A. Werk Cook Professor of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 22, 2015

Scientists have found yet another reason not to overuse the drugs - they're turning bacteria into better infectious agents. David Skurnik, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women¹s Hospital, is senior author of the paper.

July 21, 2015

Scientists think they've found a way to prevent some of the unintended consequences of a new gene-editing technique, according to a new study. Harvard Medical School research is referenced.

July 21, 2015

Massachusetts General Hospital edged out the Mayo Clinic to reclaim its spot as the top-rated hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings. David Torchiana, associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 21, 2015

Some people in the Brazilian Amazon are very distant relations of indigenous Australians, New Guineans and other Australasians, two groups of scientists who conducted detailed genetic analyses reported. But the researchers disagree on the source of that ancestry. David Reich, professor of genetics, is senior author of one of the papers.

July 21, 2015

The "gold standard" treatment for PTSD makes many vets' symptoms even worse. Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

July 20, 2015

The news earlier this month that Medicare plans to reimburse doctors for conversations with patients about medical treatment at the end of life represents an important step forward for public policy in health care. Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

July 20, 2015

Loneliness and depression are linked to an increased risk of mental decline in the elderly, a new study suggests. Nancy Donovan, instructor in psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

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