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May 21, 2013

Some parents have been worried about giving their children pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen, based on reports that children who take the drugs are more likely to develop asthma. But a new study suggests that the relationship may be little more than a statistical oversight. Augusto Litonjua, HMS assistant professor of medicine, and Joanne Sordillo, HMS instructor in medicine, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

May 21, 2013

A new study suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar. Murray Mittleman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the lead author of the study.

May 21, 2013

A Swiss entrepreneur has given Harvard University $125 million for the second time in five years, to support a multidisciplinary bioengineering research institute that bears his name. The first $125 million, provided to found the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in 2009, was the largest single gift the university had ever received. Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss and the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS, is quoted.

May 20, 2013

Bottling up emotions is thought to harm both mind and body, but a new study suggests that doing the opposite may be no better. Elizabeth Mostofsky, postdoctoral fellow with the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at HMS, is the author of the study.

May 20, 2013

Got bunions? You can thank your grandparents or parents for those, according to new research. Marian Hannan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is the researcher and editor-in-chief of the journal.

May 20, 2013

If you underwent a genetic test for a heart condition, but the test also revealed that you have a high risk of colon cancer, would you want to know? Robert Green, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

May 20, 2013

Keith T. Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine, and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a more sophisticated formula for analyzing tumors to find their vulnerabilities. On Monday, the hospital will unveil a partnership with AstraZeneca to pair Flaherty’s computer analysis with the company’s growing library of drugs to identify combinations of treatments that would not otherwise have been considered.

May 20, 2013

On the same day that Rhythm Pharmaceuticals presented data on its drug candidate to treat diabetic gastroparesis, it also announced results from a study it funded showing the condition is more common among diabetic patients in the U.S. than previously thought. Lee Kaplan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, conducted the study.

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