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October 8, 2012

England's Sir John Gurdon and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka from Japan share the 2012 Nobel Prize in medicine for work on stem cells, revealing that mature cells can be reverted into primitive cells. Ray Suarez talks to Harvard Stem Cell Institute's David Scadden, co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology at Harvard, who explains the implications and applications for stem cell medicine.

October 8, 2012

More hospitals and medical practices are adopting telemedicine techniques, finding they save money and for some patients work as well as flesh-and-blood visits. Efren Flores, HMS instructor in radiology and Peter Schalock, HMS assistant professor of dermatology, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

October 8, 2012

In another sign of the possible dangers lurking in an environmental hazard, new research links mercury exposure in expectant mothers to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in their children at the age of 8. Susan Korrick, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the study's co-author.

October 5, 2012

Neanderthals apparently last interbred with the ancestors of today's Europeans after modern humans with advanced stone tools expanded out ofAfrica, researchers say. Sriram Sankararaman, HMS research fellow in genetics, was the lead researcher.

October 5, 2012

George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, was a guest last night on The Colbert Report.

October 5, 2012

Richard Mangino is able to drive, swim and mow the lawn after undergoing a double hand transplant operation last year. Bohdan Pomahac, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the surgical team.

October 4, 2012

Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice — a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to stop worrying about the ticking of their biological clocks and perhaps even help couples create “designer babies.” George Daley, HMS professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

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