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July 2, 2012

Working with $2 million in new grants to be announced this week, the researchers for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative will, for the first time, start mapping the DNA of 800 participants in a study attempting to find the root causes of memory loss. Robert Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is coordinating the sequencing efforts.

July 2, 2012

Doctors have long viewed babies born at 37 or 38 weeks as full term, but new research suggests that infants are better off staying in a healthy womb longer, if possible. Tamara C. Takoudes, HMS clinical instructor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel DeaconessMedical Center, is quoted.

July 1, 2012

Harvard Business School student Yi-An Huang and his wife, Kristin, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have found a way to cut prescription drug prices for the poor in western Kenya.

June 29, 2012

Never mind the punishing diets, the gym dates and the doctors’ warnings, the quest to live a healthier, more active lifestyle has come to this: playgrounds for adults. David Ludwig, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 29, 2012

HMS has hired former Biogen Idec executive Rainer Fuchs to be its Chief Information Officer, a position that was previously held by John Halamka, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

June 29, 2012

A new once-daily "Quad" pill might be added to the arsenal of effective HIV treatments in the near future, according to a new study. Paul Sax, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

June 29, 2012

As genetic testing spreads, revolutionizing how doctors recognize and treat illness, this deeply reported story finds the insurance industry in a muddle. A genetic test one insurer calls “actionable,” another considers “unnecessary.” Some will pay to test sick patients, but not to find out who’s at risk of a disease. Barrett Rollins, HMS professor of medicine and chief scientific officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Allison Cirino, genetic counselor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

June 28, 2012

The U.S Supreme Court decision on Thursday upholding President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul raises the curtain on act two, November’s general election, Harvard faculty members said. The ruling pushes the issue to the center of the political stage, even as it boosts the president’s leadership credentials. Michael Chernew, HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted. Article includes a link to a Q&A with Michael Chernew.

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