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November 7, 2013

Lecia V. Sequist, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this post about lung cancer. She explains how it is the deadliest cancer, responsible for more than 25 percent of all cancer deaths. It kills roughly twice as many women as breast cancer, and almost three times as many men as prostate cancer.

November 7, 2013

Zebrafish experiments by Harvard University researchers yielded new chemicals that prod stem cells to make muscle tissue, an advance that may lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and related disorders. Leonard Zon, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS and Boston Children’s Hospital, is one of the leaders of the study. Amy Wagers, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS and Joslin Diabetes Center, co-wrote the paper.

November 7, 2013

A local nonprofit in San Francisco is raising funds for a Harvard study to find out whether lung cancer can be inherited because of a gene mutation. Geoffrey Oxnard, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

November 6, 2013

It's a question that impacts our physical health, our mental health and health systems throughout the world: What causes us to overeat? Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health; Dariush Mozaffarian, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Michael Rich, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, are quoted.

November 6, 2013

In a paper published last week, researchers at HMS shed light on a potentially critical factor in cancer development: the massive genomic abnormalities long observed in cancer cells. Stephen Elledge, the Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine, led the team.

November 6, 2013

Barack Obama announced his BRAIN Initiative in April. Ever since, neuroscientists have been scrambling to work out what it actually is. Van Wedeen, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted

November 6, 2013

During the last few decades the average American has lost an hour and a half of sleep per night. Sleep researchers at Harvard say the workplace is suffering to the tune of $63 billion a year as a result of insomnia, and all the health and productivity problems that go with it. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at HMS, is quoted.

November 6, 2013

A new study conducted by researchers from HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Allergy and Immunology has discovered a treatment method for peanut allergies. Dale Umetsu, the Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud Professor of Pediatrics at HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study and Rima Rachid, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a co-author.

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