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November 26, 2012

Scientists are studying how to tap the energy naturally created by people's bodies—such as heat, sound and movement—to power medical devices without the need to change batteries. Konstantina Stankovic, HMS assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was one of the leaders of the research.

November 26, 2012

A pair of Boston physicians with experience working on national health policy are launching a new journal focused on changes in the health care system, including new payment methods. Sachin H. Jain, HMS lecturer on health care policy and Amol Navathe, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, expect the first issue of Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation to be published next summer.

November 23, 2012

It was 2009 when Rudy Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was asked to appear in a GQ magazine photo shoot for a campaign called “Rock Stars of Science.” Tanzi, best known for his work on discovering genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease is also known for his musical talents.

November 19, 2012

As criticism mounts over the National Football League’s failure to do enough to prevent repeat head injuries and their lasting cognitive effects, the NFL was expected to announce Monday that the league would convert to an electronic health record system next season with software provided by Westborough-based eClinicalWorks. John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and HMS professor of medicine, and Ashish Jha, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

November 19, 2012

Albert Einstein has long been considered one of the most brilliant men who ever lived. During his life and since his death, people everywhere have wondered how one man could have possessed such genius. Now, scientists may have uncovered a clue within the physicist's unusual brain. Albert Galaburda, the Emily Fisher Landau Professor of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

November 19, 2012

It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image. In a new study, more than 40 percent of boys in middle school and high school said they regularly exercised with the goal of increasing muscle mass. Thirty-eight percent said they used protein supplements, and nearly 6 percent said they had experimented with steroids. Harrison Pope, HMS professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

November 19, 2012

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say they have found the gene that can predict what time of day a person is most likely to die.

November 16, 2012

Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on the show.

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