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August 20, 2014

Researchers report that they’ve found a group of neurons that function as a kind of “sleep switch,” and whose degeneration over the years may be the cause of age-related sleep loss. Clifford Saper, James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and head of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is cited.

August 20, 2014

The White House’s National Security Council staff has assembled a team of 50 public health experts, including representatives from government, private- and nonprofit-sectors, to promote national first aid proficiency, with a focus on emergency response and hemorrhage control. David King, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 20, 2014

In October, people with Alzheimer's disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the hope that it will reverse some of the damage caused by the condition. Research by Amy Wagers, HMS professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, is cited.

August 19, 2014

Scott Podolsky, associate professor of global health and social medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at HMS, participated in a Q&A about the history of serum therapy.

August 19, 2014

David Sinclair, professor of genetics at HMS, is profiled in a segment with Katie Couric.

August 19, 2014

Two molecularly targeted drugs that have already been shown to improve outcomes in patients with advanced-stage lung cancer will be tested in early-stage lung cancer in a new clinical trial that will be spearheaded at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Geoffrey Oxnard, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 19, 2014

Scientists preserve viable rat livers for 3 days with a new method, according to a study by HMS researchers. Korkut Uygun, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the lead investigators.

August 19, 2014

Question 4 on the Massachusetts ballots this November, entitled “Earned Sick Time For Employees” would guarantee employees in Massachusetts up to 40 hours of paid sick time to those working for a large employer and up to 40 hours unpaid to those working for a small employer. Mark Schuster, William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics and chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is featured.

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