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February 29, 2012

Harvard Medical School suspended new experiments at its New England Primate Research Center after a cotton top tamarin monkey died Sunday. It was the fourth monkey to die there under questionable circumstances in less than two years.

February 29, 2012

Daily doses of a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease significantly improved function in severely brain-injured people thought to be beyond the reach of treatment, scientists reported, providing the first rigorous evidence to date that any therapy reliably helps such patients. Joseph T. Giacino, HMS associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, led the research team.

February 28, 2012

A single large dose of vitamin D may help women with painful periods feel more comfortable and skip painkillers, Italian researchers report. JoAnn E. Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, co-wrote a commentary accompanying the study.

February 28, 2012

For more than 50 years, it has been widely believed that woman are born with all the eggs they are ever going to have. Now, one research team at Massachusetts General Hospital says they’ve found a way to take human stem cells from ovarian tissue and produce early-stage eggs. Jonathan Tilly, HMS professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

February 27, 2012

Joslin Diabetes Center is planning to launch a virtual platform to distribute its diabetes research and clinical care programs to patients and primary care providers online and through mobile devices. Nancy Wei, HMS research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, who is piloting a program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center, is also quoted.

February 27, 2012

For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs. Jonathan Tilly, HMS professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead researcher.

February 27, 2012

People with the bone-thinning condition osteoporosis often skip the drugs they are prescribed, and telephone counseling does little to change that, according to new research. Daniel Solomon, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was one of the lead researchers.

February 27, 2012

A Harvard animal research facility received new citations from federal authorities.

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