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March 23, 2015

More than half a million children who fall ill with tuberculosis each year are at risk of dying because of a lack of child-friendly treatments, experts said. Mercedes Becerra, associate professor of global health and social medicine, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

A growing group of young adults who are genderfluid and are using hormone therapy and surgery to create bodies that matches this identity. Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

A new Congressional bill that would improve public access to the roughly $60 billion in research the federal government funds each year is drawing praise from researchers who say it will accelerate innovation, and criticism from some publishers who fear it will undermine their financial model. Paul Anderson, K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future, though they have yet to determine the nature of such revisions. Joseph Newhouse, professor of health care policy, and Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Most carbon dioxide that travels from your muscles to your lungs for exhalation does so not as CO2 proper, but as part of bicarbonate: HCO₃−. Bicarbonate's vital to maintaining your blood pH, and it also aids in digestion. But it turns out bicarbonate also tweaks the activity of rod cells in your retina. Clint Makino, associate professor of opthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the author of a recent study on the subject. 

March 22, 2015

Custom-crafted organisms are one example of the extremely advanced manufacturing that could thrive in the 21st century. Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is quoted.

March 20, 2015

New research can help change your approach to managing your migraines. John Mafi, research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.   

March 20, 2015

Salmaan Keshavjee, associate professor of global health and social medicine, authored this blog post about tuberculosis. 


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