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February 3, 2014

Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article about the complexities surrounding today’s medical and legal definitions of when someone is “dead.”

February 3, 2014

Call it humanity's unexpected U-turn. One of the biggest events in the history of our species is the exodus out of Africa some 65,000 years ago, the start of Homo sapiens' long march across the world. Now a study of southern African genes shows that, unexpectedly, another migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the very southern tip of the continent 3000 years ago. David Reich, professor of genetics, was one of the study leaders.

February 3, 2014

David Israel, assistant professor of radiology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, died in his Newton home on Jan. 23 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 60.

February 3, 2014

Gay and bisexual teenage boys are more than five times more likely to misuse steroids than their heterosexual counterparts, U.S. researchers say. Aaron J. Blashill, instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, and Steven A. Safren, professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, were authors on the study.

February 3, 2014

President Obama’s pick for surgeon general, Affordable Care Act advocate and physician Vivek Murthy, is scheduled to testify Tuesday before a Senate panel that will decide whether to send his nomination to the full Senate for a vote. Murthy is an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

February 3, 2014

Kevin Hill, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, authored this blog post about addiction and what we can do to help prevent bad outcomes from it.

February 3, 2014

Depression and other emotional problems can be severe enough on Earth. But imagine yourself on a taxing, anxiety-filled, long-duration space voyage. How would you cope there? Now, a set of self-directed modules could help astronauts work through these issues on their own while on a deep space mission. James Cartreine, instructor in psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, produces interactive media and videos.

February 1, 2014

For thousands of years, humans have turned to opioids to relieve their pain. But it’s well known that opioids have a dark side, so scientists are working to develop an effective, nonaddictive painkiller. Clifford Woolf, professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.



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