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March 17, 2014

Think of them as tiny environmental health officers. Bacteria have been engineered to monitor the state of a live animal's gut. The work is a first step towards developing genetically modified bacteria that non-invasively diagnose problems such as gut infections or inflammation. Jeffrey Way, lecturer on systems biology, and Pamela Silver, the Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, led the research.

March 17, 2014

Fish is often called “brain food.” It’s an excellent source of lean protein, rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and iodine, and pregnant women are encouraged to eat it. There’s just one, ah, catch: Fish also may have mercury, which can harm the developing brain. Research by Emily Oken, associate professor of population medicine, is cited.

March 16, 2014

J. Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, authored this opinion piece about the legalization of marijuana.

March 15, 2014

As government financing of basic science research has plunged, private donors have filled the void, raising questions about the future of research for the public good.

March 15, 2014

The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Obama’s pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for reelection who don’t want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee.

March 15, 2014

In a new paper, Javier Fernandez, research fellow in genetics, and Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS, describe a new way to process chitosan, a form of chitin, making it potentially viable for large-scale manufacturing with traditional casting or injection molding techniques.

March 13, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, recently participated in a live chat about vaccines.

March 12, 2014

Last Thursday, state-of-the-art vans from Harvard Medical, Dana Farber, New England Optometry – including the HMS Family Van – were on display in Mattapan as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement kicked off its three-city mobile health tour of Boston, New York and the District of Columbia. Nancy E. Oriol, dean for students at HMS, is the founder of the Family Van.



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