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March 1, 2014

Lester Grinspoon, associate professor of psychiatry, emeritus, has written an open letter to NFL commissioner Roger Godell urging him to listen to evidence of cannabis as a successful treatment for long-term head trauma.

February 28, 2014

The decision of whether or not to undergo genetic testing is personal. But whether or not to share results extends far beyond the patient. Heidi Rehm, associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 27, 2014

Researchers at some of Boston’s top institutions are at the heart of a new innovative method to help people with hearing problems. Researchers at MIT, Harvard and Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary have developed a low-powered signal processing chip that can lead to a new cochlear implant that doesn’t require exterior hardware.

February 27, 2014

Cancer is the leading cause of death for those under 85, but an innovative financing model for research hopes to change that. Edward Benz, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, and Michael Goldberg, assistant professor of microbiology and immunobiology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, coauthored the piece.

February 27, 2014

A congressional panel has approved President Obama’s pick for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, for consideration by the full Senate. Murthy is an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

February 27, 2014

Scientists can now take snapshots of where and how thousands of genes are expressed in intact tissue samples, ranging from a slice of a human brain to the embryo of a fly. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics and Jay Lee, a research scientist in Church’s lab, developed the technique.

February 27, 2014

There’s early evidence from a small study that people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- who are fed a high-calorie, high-carb diet, may see the progression of their disease slowed. Anne-Marie Wills, assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead researcher.

February 27, 2014

The author compiled a list of three areas where technological transformation will shape our lives. He mentions research by David Sinclair, professor of genetics.

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