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July 9, 2012

Researchers are studying the ability of beneficial micro-organisms - or probiotics - to treat a range of conditions from eczema to inflammatory bowel disease. Athos Bousvaros, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 9, 2012

A new study points to a single gene as a cause of autism-like behavior, with rapamycin, a commonly used immunosuppresant drug, working effectively to prevent these symptoms. Mustafa Sahin, HMS associate professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

July 9, 2012

Researchers have discovered a key molecule in the immune system that may effectively inhibit the growth of melanoma – a revolutionary find that could pave the way for new treatments of skin cancer. Thomas Kupper, the Thomas B. Fitzpatrick Professor of Dermatology and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the lead authors of the study.

July 9, 2012

Sitting for less than three hours a day might add two years to your lifespan, suggests a newstudy. I-Min Lee, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is one of the researchers.

July 9, 2012

A decade after the Women’s Health Initiative report was released about hormone replacement therapy, women are still confused and so are many doctors. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, helped conduct the study.

July 9, 2012

A new ocular melanoma genetic test reveals a patient’s prognosis with uncanny precision and cancer researchers say it is a taste of what may be coming as they continue to investigate the genes of cancer cells. Michael Birrer, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Keith Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Evangelos S. Gragoudas, the Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, are quoted.

July 7, 2012

When Lukas Wartman, a researcher at Washington University, developed leukemia, his colleagues sequenced his cancer genome. The result was a totally unexpectedtreatment. Heidi L. Rehm, HMS assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

July 6, 2012

(Subscription required) Assessing the tenure of the CEO, who announced in June that he is retiring in 2013. A dozen years ago, Len Fishman was at a crossroads. He was considering returning to his original career as a lawyer — after heading a national association of senior care providers and serving as New Jersey commissioner of health — when he heard about an opportunity in Boston.

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