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February 14, 2013

Harvard researchers are using scientific tools more often deployed to probe major health problems to understand the recent evolution of humans. Study leaders include Pardis Sabeti, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at FAS; Bruce Morgan, HMS associate professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Cliff Tabin, head of the HMS Department of Genetics.

February 14, 2013

The Benghazi Medical Center is now partially open and expanding its services in post-war Libya with the help of physicians from Massachusetts General Hospital who have collaborated with the team in Libya to create modern emergency services centered at the hospital. Thomas Burke, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a member of the team.

February 13, 2013

Federal health regulators issued a warning in April that the stimulant in Jack3d, a workout booster, frequently raises blood pressure and heart rate, and could lead to heart attacks. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

February 13, 2013

Hunters and elders spend decades next to narwhals, whales, seals and other animals and provide important traditional knowledge that yields ecological insights in the fast-changing Arctic. Martin Nweeia, clinical instructor in restorative dentistry and biomaterials sciences at HSDM, researches narwhal tusks.

February 13, 2013

Through Team Heart, a non-governmental, not-for-profit, organization based in Boston, Rwandan citizens have access to cardiac surgery. The organization primarily consists of volunteers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

February 12, 2013

What’s the right amount of media consumption for young people? Unfortunately, there’s a lot we don’t know about how technology use among kids impacts future career and academic success, but there are a few things we do know. David Bickham, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 12, 2013

Mice, the most commonly used laboratory animals in medical research, may be poor models for studying trauma or infections in humans, scientists found. H. Shaw Warren, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital; Ronald Tompkins, the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Wenzhong Xiao, HMS lecturer on surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, were authors of the study.

February 12, 2013

According to researchers, minority women are 66 percent less likely than white women to be aware of the risks and symptoms of heart disease. Even when they are aware, the study found, they are less likely to try to reduce their risks or seek treatment. Paula Johnson, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Malissa Wood, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

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