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August 12, 2013

The Sontag Foundation, run by Rick and Susan Sontag, has given Brigham and Women’s Hospital $1 million toward creating an Adult Hydrocephalus Program, the only one of its kind in New England. Mark Johnson, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

August 11, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this op-ed about the dangers of diet soda.

August 11, 2013

Researchers studying two seemingly unrelated conditions — autism and cancer — have unexpectedly converged on a surprising discovery. Some people with autism have mutated cancer or tumor genes that apparently caused their brain disorder. Mustafa Sahin, HMS associate professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, was a leader of the study. Steven McCarroll, HMS assistant professor of genetics, is also quoted.

August 9, 2013

The author spoke with Michael V. Callahan, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, about the latest avian flu news.

August 9, 2013

Cutting-edge “lung on a chip” technology is poised to revolutionize the way scientists test new drugs. The first-of-its kind device may be a faster, cheaper way to develop drugs and avoid the need to perform testing on animals. Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS, was recently a guest on “CBS This Morning.”

August 9, 2013

Of all the hardships astronauts face, lack of company can be the most daunting. Could a talking robot alleviate the problem? James Cartreine, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is involved in developing an interactive computer system to help astronauts combat depression during lengthy space flights.

August 9, 2013

A large genetic study of hundreds of people in South Asia has allowed scientists to probe important transition points in the population’s history, pinpointing when two different groups of people mixed widely and then stopped. The study provides a genetic signature of cultural changes that occurred as the caste system was put in place in India. David Reich, HMS professor of genetics, is the senior co-author.

August 8, 2013

The gaming industry, say researchers, has both the data and the analytics to identify problem gamblers early, and to stop them from becoming addicts. But few casinos, they say, are making use of the new science. Sarah Nelson, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is one of the leaders of the research.



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