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March 19, 2013

Harvard researchers have estimated how many people in each of 187 countries likely died from causes linked to over-consumption of sugary drinks. Gitanjali M. Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, is a coauthor of the study. Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author.

March 19, 2013

A new company, provisionally named Ark Corporation, is being cofounded by stem-cell pioneer Robert Lanza and DNA expert George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS.

March 18, 2013

Some women 50 and older may be able to have a mammogram every other year without increasing their risk of developing an advanced breast cancer, according to a large new study on nearly 1 million women. Daniel Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

March 18, 2013

Felicia Knaul, HMS associate professor of global health and social medicine, participated in a Q&A about the cancer divide between wealthy and poorer countries.

March 18, 2013

Until recently, the arrow of natural selection seemed to go only one way. A species could form, then it could flourish, then it could go extinct. And once it was extinct, it could not come back. Now, though, some scientists say they see a new path. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.

March 18, 2013

It sounds like a scene from Jurassic Park: molecular biologists, ornithologists, and a bioethicist came together at a private meeting at Harvard Medical School in February of 2012 to discuss bringing back the passenger pigeon. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, was involved in the discussion.

March 18, 2013

Sea worms, jellyfish, geckos and spiders may seem unlikely muses to cutting-edge technology. But these creatures are helping stimulate medical innovations—including new adhesives, diagnostic tests and needles — that are slowly migrating from the lab to the clinic. Research by Jeffrey Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is featured.

March 18, 2013

Harvard, MIT, and a coalition of other powerhouse research institutions have thwarted a reform proposal by the Obama administration to slash the amount of government research money each school receives for overhead costs.

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