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December 1, 2014

Groundbreaking research is uncovering better ways to keep AIDS at bay and prevent HIV infection and transmission. Todd Allen, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

November 30, 2014

The documentary “Sleepless in America” exposes the crucial need for sleep and the life-threatening consequences of its absence. Charles Czeisler, Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hosptial; Robert Stickgold, associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and David P. White, clinical professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are featured in the documentary.

November 30, 2014

Simple bacteria have an immune system with a memory, which allows them to destroy invading viruses they have encountered in the past. In just two years, scientists have discovered how to repurpose the simple virus-shredding technique used by bacteria in more complicated creatures, a feat that is now revolutionizing research across the Boston area and beyond. George Church, professor of genetics, is quoted. Eric Lander, professor of systems biology and founding director of the Broad Institute, is quoted. J. Keith Joung, associate professor of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 28, 2014

Young adults addicted to opiates like oxycodone and heroin may have the best chance at long-term abstinence in residential treatment—often known as rehab—programs, according to a recent study. Zev Schuman-Olivier, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the study.

November 28, 2014

Eric Leskowitz, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this blog post about Wikipedia’s reportage of energy psychology.

November 27, 2014

The drug industry has long paid influential doctors to speak to peers as a way of building word-of-mouth marketing. But such practices can cross the line, legal experts say, when doctors promote uses of the drug that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and when speaking fees are paid in exchange for the doctors’ prescribing behavior. Eric Campbell, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 26, 2014

Harvard Medical School student Carlos Estrada Alamo authored this opinion piece about immigration reform.

November 26, 2014

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer"—a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. The discovery was made by two international research teams working independently, decoding the DNA of about 30,000 people. Steven McCarroll, assistant professor of genetics, is senior author of one of the papers. Benjamin Ebert, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is senior author of the other paper.


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