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March 10, 2014

A new exhibit at Harvard called “Body of Knowledge,” opened last week and runs through December 5. The Warren Anatomical Museum at HMS contributed many of the objects to the exhibit. David Jones, the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at HMS, and Dominic Hall, curator of the Warren Anatomical Museum, are quoted.

March 10, 2014

Daniel Irimia, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is building a microscopic racetrack for cells’ competition this spring.

March 10, 2014

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens 15 to 19 years old, according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Timothy Wilens, associate professor of psychiatry, and Mai Uchida, instructor in psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

March 10, 2014

An immune therapy approach that was on the fringes of cancer therapy is suddenly the hottest trend in cancer drug development. Research by Arlene Sharpe, the George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology at HMS; Keith Flaherty, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and F. Stephen Hodi and Gordon Freeman, both associate professors of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; is cited.

March 9, 2014

The world’s first blood test to predict Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur has been developed. The test identifies 10 chemicals in the blood associated with the disease two to three years before symptoms start, but it might be able to predict Alzheimer’s decades earlier. Tracy Young-Pearse, assistant professor of = neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

March 9, 2014

Jack Belliveau, associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, whose quest to capture the quicksilver flare of thought inside a living brain led to the first magnetic resonance image of human brain function, died on Feb. 14 in San Mateo, Calif. He was 55.

March 7, 2014

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this piece about homelessness and inequality.

March 7, 2014

A Boston scientist poised to launch a pioneering Alzheimer’s prevention study was awarded an $8 million grant Thursday to expand the research and further explore potential causes of cognitive decline in the mind-robbing disease. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, received the Alzheimer’s Association grant, the largest such research award the group has ever given, the association said.

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