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December 10, 2012

Women who have higher levels of nutrients commonly found in vegetables may have alower risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

December 10, 2012

In a new analysis, investigators found that the majority of researchers who led the most influential studies — papers from the past decade that received more than 1,000 citations by other scientists — did not have current funding from the National Institutes of Health, the predominant funder of biomedical research in the United States. Erin K. O’Shea, the Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at FAS, is quoted.

December 7, 2012

Judy E. Garber, HMS professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and David Christiani, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Obama.

December 7, 2012

There is no other operating room like this in world. It hasfancy lights, flat screens, and life-saving imaging equipment typically not found in the OR. Equipment like x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s are all within arm’s reach. It’s the AMIGO suite. A $20 million  state-of-the-art addition to Brigham and Women’s Hospital that could change the way doctors operate on breast cancer patients. Mehra Golshan, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

December 6, 2012

Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a prototype blood test for autism, and preliminary results published Wednesday suggest it could one day be used to help diagnose the disorder when children are very young and respond best to treatment. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, led the study.

December 5, 2012

They may feel like they are going to be the death of you, but having kids may not take years off your life. In fact, a study published Thursday shows that people who tried but failed to have children are two to four times more likely to die young than parents. Alice Domar, HMS assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

December 5, 2012

The widely prescribed drug tamoxifen already plays a major role in reducing the risk of death from breast cancer. But a new study suggests that women should be taking the drug for twice as long as is now customary, a finding that could upend the standard that has been in place for about 15 years. Paul E. Goss, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Eric P. Winer, HMS professor of medicine; and Judy E. Garber, HMS professor of medicine, both of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

December 5, 2012

Researchers report that among those participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, men and women found different aspects of the program particularly beneficial in terms of maintaining sobriety. John F. Kelly, HMS associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Bettina B. Hoeppner, HMS assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

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