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July 31, 2012

The Massachusetts legislature passed a first-in-the-nation bill on Tuesday that seeks to limit the growth of health care costs in the state. Nancy Turnbull, associate dean for educational programs at HSPH, is quoted.

July 30, 2012

Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, has established its worldwide headquarters of its new Centers for Therapeutic Innovation in the Longwood Medical Area. Researchers at Pfizer will collaborate with Markus Frank, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Xi He, HMS professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

July 30, 2012

A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research. Tamarra James-Todd, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

July 30, 2012

New research by scientists from HMS and Tufts University School of Medicine suggests one moderate to severe head injury can disrupt the proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

July 30, 2012

A Worcester nonprofit aimed at finding a cure for narcolepsy has awarded its third round of grants to researchers. Thomas Scammell, HMS professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the recipients.

July 27, 2012

Security flaws in medical devices that transmit health data on a screen or between patients and physicians could potentially expose consumers to physical harm if hackers gain remote control of the software, according to a new report by HMS and UMass Amherst that urges improved federal monitoring of therapies that rely on wireless connectivity.

July 27, 2012

Compared to people who've never smoked, former smokers have a higher risk of developing two inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. Leslie Higuchi, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author.

July 27, 2012

Scientists have long known that malnutrition during childhood, especially before a baby’s first birthday, can cause lifelong intellectual and behavioral problems. To make matters worse, a new study links those deficits to suppressed economic opportunities in adulthood, leading to a ripple effect on the surrounding community. Janina Galler, HMS professor of psychiatry at Judge Baker Children’s Center, is the lead author of the study.

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