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April 14, 2013

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have made functioning rat kidneys in the laboratory, a bioengineering achievement that may one day lead to the ability to create replacement organs for people with kidney disease. Harald C. Ott, HMS instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the senior author of the paper.

April 13, 2013

As you stretch into warrior pose and inhale and exhale, you're not just stretching those hamstrings and lungs; you're also doing good for your brain with a practice that can stave off or relieve problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. Sat Bir Khalsa, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 12, 2013

Anyone in the United States who wants to know if she has mutations in two breast cancer genes has little choice of where to be tested. One company alone has patents on the genes, and that company pretty much controls the market. Heidi Rehm, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 11, 2013

The effects of going hungry in childhood may be more lasting than previously thought. Janina Galler, HMS professor of psychiatry at Judge Baker Children's Center, led the research.

April 11, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a harsh warning on Thursday against energy drinks and supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA) telling consumers to stay away from it while adding that the agency was “using all available tools at its disposal” to ensure that it’s no longer sold on the marketplace. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

April 11, 2013

In an era of massive consolidation in the healthcare industry, two major teaching hospitals, including Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and several large physicians organizations expressed interest in merging, according to a memo obtained by The Boston Globe last week.

April 10, 2013

While modern medicines do help us manage pain and live with chronic illnesses, Americans are taking more prescription medication than ever before, leading medical ethicists to ask whether we are taking too many pills for our own good. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 10, 2013

When it comes to making decisions, it seems that the conscious mind is the last to know. Research by Gabriel Kreiman, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is cited.

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