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April 7, 2014

About 700,000 Americans have had their DNA sequenced, in full or in part, and the number is rising rapidly as costs plummet — to $1,000 or less for a full genome, down from more than $1 million less than a decade ago. But many people are avoiding the tests because of a major omission in the 2008 federal law that bars employers and health insurers from seeking the results of genetic testing. Research by Robert C. Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Steven M. Hersch, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

April 7, 2014

HMS student Shara Yurkiewicz authored this blog post about checking on a patient after surgery.

April 7, 2014

The author writes about the ties between companies and academic medical centers. Dennis Ausiello, the Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

April 4, 2014

Several trends are driving the expansion of health care into retail stores — including pharmacies, big-box stores and grocery stores — and some of those trends will be accelerated by the Affordable Care Act. Research by Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is cited.

April 4, 2014

Annie Brewster, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this post about a patient diagnosed with Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, otherwise known as LAM, a rare, chronic, progressive lung disease in which the lungs fill up with cysts.

April 4, 2014

Most researchers think Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid. But over 100 drugs targeting it have failed. Have they been focusing on the wrong protein all this time? Research by Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

April 3, 2014

While it's nothing new that items are strategically placed in the grocery store, a new study shows consumers are more likely to feel brand loyalty with cereal characters that look them in the eye. Susan Linn, instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

April 3, 2014

A genetic tweak can make light work of some nervous disorders. Using flashes of light to stimulate modified neurons can restore movement to paralyzed muscles. Ziv Williams, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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