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September 18, 2014

Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. William Christen, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author.Read the full article

September 18, 2014

Jessica Polka, an HMS postdoctoral research fellow, authored this piece about how graduate students and postdoctoral researchers should take part in discussions on the future of biomedical research. Polka and others are helping to organize a symposium next month on the Future of Research.Read the full article

September 17, 2014

Professors, administrators, and learning and teaching specialists gathered at the third annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference to consider the this year’s theme of “Engagement and Distance.” Trudy Van Houten, clinical instructor in radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned.Read the full article

September 17, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about yearly flu vaccinations. Read the full article

September 17, 2014

A new study reports that the modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years. David Reich, professor of genetics, is quoted.Read the full article

September 16, 2014

Four Boston doctors are heading for Ebola-stricken Liberia on a mission to stop the death toll and beat back the epidemic. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Rajesh Panjabi, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Corrado 
Cancedda, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are mentioned.   Read the full article

September 16, 2014

The Ebola outbreak, which public health officials privately fret could turn into a global pandemic, carries with it a quiet riddle: while West Africa ineptly focuses on prevention, virtually no one has focused on care. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, is mentioned.Read the full article

September 16, 2014

Natalie Stavas, clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about the effects of excessive media exposure on children.Read the full article

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