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May 20, 2015

Sarah Wakeman, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about the rising death toll from opiate overdoses and the city of Boston's plans to fight the crisis.

May 20, 2015

A buzzworthy biology topic is a revolutionary new method to 'edit' DNA that has spread to thousands of labs around the world just in the last couple of years. Suddenly, it¹s no longer purely science fiction that humankind will have the ability to tinker with its own gene pool. But should it? Jeffrey Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, is quoted. Research by Keith Joung, professor of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

May 20, 2015

Exercise may affect how and when we move, even when we aren’t exercising, according to a fascinating new study in mice.  Frank A. J. L. Scheer, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, oversaw the study. Kun Hu, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a study co-author.

May 20, 2015

Back in April, former veterans from Google and Twitter joined forces to launch an Internet start up to sell a product that could change the way Americans discover their risk for certain cancers. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

May 19, 2015

Ian Krop, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, participated in an interview about the progress made in the past decade in devising more specific types of cancer treatment, particularly against breast cancer.

May 18, 2015

While stem cells from bone marrow have become an established therapy for a handful of blood cancers - and while there are high hopes that the cells will someday lead to other major medical advances - critics say entrepreneurs are treating patients with little or no evidence that what they do is effective. George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

May 18, 2015

Researchers have figured out how to get yeast to produce morphine, codeine and other similar drugs and have immediately urged regulators to control these drug-brewing yeasts before people start trying to make them at home. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.

May 18, 2015

If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders. Braden Kuo, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research; Manoj Bhasin, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, co-authored the study; and Towia Libermann, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a senior researcher for the study.

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