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January 10, 2014

A never-before-used combination of lethal injection drugs could cause a condemned Ohio man to experience “the terror of air hunger” for five minutes, an anesthesiologist argued in federal court Friday. David Waisel, associate professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, provided testimony in the case.

January 10, 2014

According to new research, when patients in the midst of a migraine attack took a dummy pill they thought was a widely used migraine drug, it reduced their pain roughly as much as when they took the real drug thinking it was a placebo. Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the author of the study.

January 9, 2014

Frontotemporal dementia, unlike Alzheimer’s, often hits people in the prime of their lives, and can make them act like a completely different person. A study by Brad Dickerson, associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

January 9, 2014

It seems mysterious to most of us, but neurologists say there are decades of documented cases of people with Gabby Giffords’ type of brain damage, who struggle to speak words but can easily sing them. David Caplan, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Gottfried Schlaug, associate professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

January 9, 2014

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and MIT have developed a new type of elastic glue that cures after being exposed to light for 5 seconds. Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Robert S. Langer, senior lecturer on surgery at HMS, invented the glue and recently published a paper with Pedro del Nido, the William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, about the technology.

January 9, 2014

Rafael Campo, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a poet, is profiled as part of the PBS NewsHour series, “Where Poetry Lives.” HMS student Samyukta Mullangi was also featured in the segment.

January 8, 2014

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions at the onset of each new year, but research shows that very few people who make these kinds of resolutions actually stick with them over the long term. Carol Kauffman, assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, offered some tips on how to best stick with New Year’s resolutions.

January 8, 2014

Doctors trying to use psychology to boost the power of migraine medication have made a startling discovery about how attitude can affect pain. They found that people felt relief from placebos — sugar pills — even when they knew they were taking placebos. Rami Burstein, the John Hedley-Whyte Professor of Anaesthesia, and Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the study.

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