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December 6, 2013

Boston researchers are reporting the return of the HIV virus in two patients who had become virus-free after undergoing bone marrow transplants, dashing hopes of a possible cure that had generated widespread excitement. Timothy Henrich, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was the lead scientist.

December 5, 2013

While cost is an issue in when it comes to adding more fresh produce and leaner meats such as fish in your daily diet, researchers of a new study say that few studies have actually evaluated how much more expensive a healthier diet might be. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author.

December 5, 2013

Scientists have reached farther back than ever into the ancestry of humans to recover and analyze DNA, using a bone found in Spain that’s estimated to be 400,000 years old. So far, the achievement has provided more questions than answers about our ancient forerunners. David Reich, HMS professor of genetics, is quoted.

December 5, 2013

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will open a new 30,000 square foot outpatient outpost across the street from the Chestnut Hill Mall next year. Kevin Tabb, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and HMS professor of medicine, is quoted.

December 4, 2013

Suzanne Koven, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, wrote about the challenges of treating obesity and why doctors are reluctant to prescribe diet drugs to their patients. Lee M. Kaplan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. Research by Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, is also cited.

December 4, 2013

A promising new method has just been tested for the first time in those with extreme peanut allergies—and it appears to hold potential as a permanent cure. Lynda Schneider, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the study.

December 4, 2013

On Tuesday, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital provided some of the first good evidence that a more structured patient handoff improves care.  Amy Starmer, HMS lecturer on pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.  Christopher Landrigan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author.

December 4, 2013

The train derailment that killed four passengers in New York on Dec. 1 has put a spotlight on sleep after investigators announced the train's engineer may have nodded off shortly before the accident. Charles Czeisler; the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, and Stuart Quan, the Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, were guests on HuffPost Live.

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