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February 17, 2014

Ever noticed while watching these Olympic Games that the curlers don’t seem to blink like regular humans? Sure they’ll flap their lids a few times when chatting between ends, but when they’re in the hack and poised to deliver a high-pressure shot, their eyes are locked in an unflinching, super-human focus. Mark Abelson, clinical professor of ophthalmology at Schepens Eye Research Institute, is quoted.

February 17, 2014

An increasing number of practices are scrapping the traditional one-on-one doctor-patient relationship. Instead, patients are receiving care from a group of health professionals who divide up responsibilities that once would have largely been handled by the doctor in charge. Kirsten Meisinger, clinical instructor in population medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, and Don Goldmann, clinical professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, are quoted

February 17, 2014

With series of advances, the underlying principles of basic biology are in the process of being rewritten. Research by Charles Vacanti, the Vandam/Covino Professor of Anaesthesia and head of the Department of Anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Koji Kojima, assistant professor of anaesthesia, also of Brigham and Women’s Hospital is cited. Richard T. Lee, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Konrad Hochedlinger, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS and Massachusetts General Hospital, are also quoted.

February 13, 2014

The number of children and young people on Colorado's medical marijuana registry surged in 2013, according to the latest data from the state's Department of Public Health and Environment. Sharon Levy, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 13, 2014

In a research finding that will add to doubts about the value of breast cancer screening, Canadian researchers determined that women ages 40 to 59 who had yearly mammograms enjoyed no added survival benefit up to 25 years later compared with those who skipped the screening X-rays.

February 13, 2014

Researchers at the Université de Montréal analyzed the dreams of 331 subjects and found men have more nightmares about insects, being chased and physically attacked, and natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes. Women’s nightmares more often hinge on interpersonal conflict, featuring feelings of humiliation and rejection. Robert Stickgold, HMS professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

February 13, 2014

The genes of a boy who died 12,600 years ago show that all indigenous people in the Americas seem to be descended from the same group of ancestors. David Reich, HMS professor of genetics, is quoted.

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