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June 24, 2013

HMS Clinical Professor of Population Medicine Muriel Gillick’s blog, Life in the End Zone, is featured as a recommended blog on aging.

June 24, 2013

Knee pain is a very common problem, affecting young and old alike. Among athletes, knees take a beating, particularly in sports that involve running and twisting. Among older people, the cartilage that provides a cushion in our knees often just wears out, producing chronic stiffness and pain. Eric Berkson, HMS instructor in orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

June 24, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this op-ed about the importance of the surgeon general’s role.

June 24, 2013

Suzanne Koven, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article about when it comes time to discuss moving or making home accommodations for elderly relatives.

June 21, 2013

Michael Jackson died while preparing to set a world record for the most successful concert run ever, but he unknowingly set another record that led to his death. Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, testified at the wrongful death trial.   

June 21, 2013

Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, offered his perspective on the government’s use of big-data surveillance.

June 20, 2013

The folds, creases and intricate internal structures that make up the human brain are being revealed in unprecedented detail. A new three-dimensional map called BigBrain is the most detailed ever constructed, and should lead to a more accurate picture of how the brain's different regions function and interact. Van Wedeen, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

June 20, 2013

The same molecules that endow naked mole rats with springy, wrinkled skin also seem to prevent the homely rodents from contracting cancer. New research identifies a sugary cellular secretion that stops the spread of would-be tumors. Vadim Gladyshev, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

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