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March 14, 2013

In a powerful demonstration of reprogramming's potential to treat human disease and injury, scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison turned skin cells into early brain cells, then implanted them successfully into a primate. Ole Isacson, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved in the study, is quoted.

March 13, 2013

Most of the nearly 300,000 American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year receive radiation to help prevent a relapse, yet a new study suggests that those treatments increase the risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease up to 20 years later. Javid Moslehi, HMS instructor in medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, wrote an editorial accompanying the study. Mehra Golshan, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is also quoted.

March 13, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration plans to loosen the rules for approving new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. A study by Reisa Sperling, HMS professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

March 13, 2013

The Supreme Judicial Court today ruled against a Canton company that makes padded hip protectors, saying a Harvard Medical School researcher did not libel it in a medical-journal article that said the devices did not seem to do much to protect the elderly from broken hips.

March 12, 2013

HMS maintained the number one position in the U.S. News’s 2014 rankings of Best Graduate Schools.

March 12, 2013

A new study suggests that post-smoking weight gain won't raise people’s risk for cardiovascular disease or death even if they have diabetes. James B. Meigs, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the senior study author.

March 12, 2013

A new study suggests that post-smoking weight gain won't raise people’s risk for cardiovascular disease or death even if they have diabetes. James B. Meigs, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the senior study author.

March 12, 2013

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard unveiled its new $30 million laboratory building in Cambridge Monday, where it aims to push ahead with efforts to develop an HIV vaccine and to study tuberculosis, which has affected hundreds of thousands of HIV patients in African  and other developing countries. Bruce Walker, HMS professor of medicine, is the institute’s director. Daniel Kavanagh, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

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