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July 27, 2012

Compared to people who've never smoked, former smokers have a higher risk of developing two inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. Leslie Higuchi, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author.

July 26, 2012

In a finding that could offer vital clues to scientists working to cure AIDS, Boston researchers reported Thursday that the virus was quashed beyond detection in two HIV-infected patients who underwent bone marrow transplants while taking powerful drug cocktails. Daniel Kuritzkes, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Timothy Henrich, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study. 

July 26, 2012

David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and one of the nation’s leading health information technology experts, will leave Partners HealthCare at the end of this year to head The Commonwealth Fund based in New York City.

July 26, 2012

Expanding U.S. state Medicaid programs may contribute to reduced death rates, as the poor, elderly and other vulnerable people benefit from greater access to health care, Harvard University researchers said in a report. Benjamin Sommers, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

July 25, 2012

Each year since 2006, Hebrew SeniorLife, the large Harvard-affiliated senior care nonprofit, has selected a group of committed nursing assistants to be trained as licensed practical nurses. The latest class will be recognized during a pinning ceremony this evening.

July 25, 2012

Whooping cough is making a comeback with an unusually high number of cases reported in the U.S. so far this year. Darria Long Gillespie, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on My Fox Boston to discuss the issue.

July 24, 2012

Local scientists are among the leaders of a new national initiative to build “organs on a chip” -- living human tissue on a miniature platform that could be used to test potential medications for side effects, overcoming a major hurdle in drug development. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard will receive up to $37 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the initiative.

July 24, 2012

Relatively few clinical trials have tested the safety and effectiveness of medications in children - even when kids make up a large share of patients with the condition the drug treats, a newstudy finds. Florence T. Bourgeois, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead researcher. Kenneth D. Mandl, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is also quoted.

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