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August 11, 2012

High levels of estrogen may help protect a woman from mood disorders, while low levels of the hormone can make a woman more susceptible to trauma at certain times in her menstrual cycle, according to new research by Harvard and Emory University neuroscientists. Mohammed Milad, HMS associate professor of psychiatry and Kelimer Lebron-Milad, HMS instructor in psychology, both of Massachusetts General
Hospital, led the study.

August 9, 2012

The 2006 Massachusetts health overhaul didn't boost the state's mammography rates or lead to more breast cancers being caught early, despite rising insurance rates, new research shows. Nancy Keating, HMS associate professor of health care policy, led the study.

August 9, 2012

A tuberculosis vaccine in use for 90 years may help reverse Type 1 diabetes and eliminate the life-long need for insulin injections, say Harvard University researchers raising money to conduct large, human studies. Denise Faustman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

August 9, 2012

Six months after the US Food and Drug Administration required cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to carry warnings about diabetes risks, Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers conclude in a new analysis of a landmark study that the increased likelihood of diabetes is outweighed by the drugs’ protective effects against heart attacks, strokes and heart disease deaths. Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the leader of the study. Allison Goldfine, HMS associate professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is also quoted.

August 9, 2012

Desperate to stop Alzheimer's in its tracks, some caregivers are clamoring for a cancer drug shown to reverse the disease in mice. But experts argue prescribing the drug, while legal, is unethical. Clifford Saper, chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 8, 2012

Research by Gottfried Schlaug, HMS associate professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is featured at a three-day symposium on “Music, the Brain, Medicine and Wellness” in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

August 8, 2012

T. Berry Brazelton, HMS clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this piece about advocating for children’s health.

August 8, 2012

The University of Cambridge will receive 8 million pounds ($12.5 million) to create a new stem- cell research center, joining those established at the University of Oxford and Harvard University.

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