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August 21, 2013

Not all small animals lead short lives, and now we know which genes may be behind a remarkable example. Vadim Gladyshev, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

August 21, 2013

Dapper and gentle, Jordan S. Ruboy cared for generations of children at his private pediatrics practice in Concord and at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was on staff for 50 years. Ruboy, who was also an HMS clinical instructor in pediatrics, died in July at the age of 85.

August 20, 2013

Patients whose electronic health data is used for secondary purposes aside from their own care aren't terribly concerned with the sensitivity of such information, but are interested in why the information is used, according to research published this week. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, wrote a commentary about the research.

August 20, 2013

NASA introduced eight new astronaut candidates to the public Tuesday, four women and four men who initially will focus on space station operations before possible assignments to future missions to the moon, near-Earth asteroids or, eventually, Mars. Jessica Meir, HMS assistant professor of anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the new astronauts.

August 20, 2013

A recent study found that consuming fiber long-term was associated with a lower risk of developing Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

August 20, 2013

Over 70% of primary care visits today are related to psychosocial issues – things like anxiety or depression manifesting themselves as chronic pain, stomach aches or heart palpitations. Russell Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and director of the HMS Center for Primary Care, is quoted. On Monday, the Center for Primary Care announced an initiative to integrate behavioral health resources within six primary care practices.

August 19, 2013

A new start-up, Crowdmed, operates off of the premise that crowd power can be applied to medical diagnosis, particularly diagnosis of rare conditions that have been missed by doctors. Joshua Liao is an HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

August 18, 2013

News stories of babies born weighing 13 pounds or more are common in the developed world, but experts say U.S. maternal obesity has long been an issue. Robert Barbieri, head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.



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