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November 19, 2012

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say they have found the gene that can predict what time of day a person is most likely to die.

November 19, 2012

As criticism mounts over the National Football League’s failure to do enough to prevent repeat head injuries and their lasting cognitive effects, the NFL was expected to announce Monday that the league would convert to an electronic health record system next season with software provided by Westborough-based eClinicalWorks. John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and HMS professor of medicine, and Ashish Jha, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

November 16, 2012

Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on the show.

November 15, 2012

Hospitals and the government are devising plans to ensure an uninterrupted supply of critical medications after the disclosure of numerous problems with sterility procedures at Ameridose LLC, a major drug supplier that suspended operations after the national meningitis outbreak.

November 15, 2012

Farish A. Jenkins, professor of anatomy in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at FAS, died Sunday in Boston at age 72.

November 15, 2012

People who have recurring symptoms of Lyme disease after taking a full course of antibiotics most likely have a new infection, according to research that undercuts the theory that the illness can relapse. Allen Steere, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, wrote in an editorial that accompanied the study.

November 14, 2012

Scientists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer's disease, giving a fresh target for research into treatments for the neurological disorder. Rudolph Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 14, 2012

A device that would allow paralyzed people to use their thoughts to move robotic limbs fluidly and realistically is now one step closer to reality. Ziv Williams, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the team.

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