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February 12, 2014

An opinion piece authored by Victoria McEvoy, assistant professor of pediatrics at MGH. (subscription required)

February 12, 2014

Women considering a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer often face a difficult decision: whether to remove their healthy breast as well. Karin Michels, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 11, 2014

Precise and easy ways to rewrite human genes could finally provide the tools that researchers need to understand and cure some of our most deadly genetic diseases. A new genome-engineering tool called CRISPR is giving scientists a precise way to delete and edit specific bits of DNA. Research by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is cited.

February 10, 2014

When it comes to returning the sense of hearing to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, technology is far from perfect. Hearing aids can feed back. And there are other problems, but this week there’s been a leap forward in one particular area: cochlear implants. Konstantina Stankovic, assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was one of the leaders of the study.

February 10, 2014

Leave it to the tech set to tinker with something so perfect as the nap. Scientists who study sleep habits say napping makes people more alert and productive, while workers at tech startups have come to look forward to an afternoon snooze the way they do to a weekend hackathon. Jo Solet, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance and Justin Lee, a PhD student studying health technology in the joint MIT-Harvard program, are quoted.

February 9, 2014

To avoid constantly checking email and Twitter in the middle of the night, a traditional alarm clock may be a better choice for the bedroom than a smartphone. Orfeu M. Buxton, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 9, 2014

Moshe Bar, associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored an item in this piece called “Use your delusion: A neuroscientist on how cheerful people deceive themselves.”

February 7, 2014

Eating less than one teaspoon of salt per day remains the ideal goal for Americans, according to a new study. Nancy Cook, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

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