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February 19, 2015

Divorce among physicians isn't as common as it is for some other professionals, according to research. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, is the study's senior author.

February 19, 2015

It's hard to talk about end-of-life care, partly because the concept of a "good death" is a weird and sad one to grasp, not only for the person dying, but for their caretakers and doctors as well. A team of researchers wanted to see whether a short video about CPR and intubation could affect a patient's end-of-life preferences. Areej El-Jawahri, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

February 19, 2015

Scientists have developed nanomedicines that can deliver drug packets directly to lesions in diseased arteries, acting like nano-sized 'drones' to target atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for deaths caused by heart attack or stroke. Omid Farokhzad, associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coleader of the research.

February 18, 2015

An avalanche of papers published this week look at why body cells are different from one another, and how that can cause disease. Paz Polak, research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

February 18, 2015

A new compound has blocked H.I.V. infection so well in monkeys that it may be able to function as a vaccine against AIDS, the scientists who designed it reported. Researchers from the New England Primate Research Center contributed to this study.

February 18, 2015

Scientists have unlocked new information about cancer cells that could give late-stage patients hope for better, targeted treatment options down the road, according to a recent study. Shamil Sunyaev, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a lead author of the research.

February 18, 2015

Fifty percent of women will experience hot flashes and night sweats characteristic of menopause for about seven years, according to a new study. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 17, 2015

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, authored this blog post about the ways that science and medical practice will evolve over the coming decades.



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