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July 31, 2012

Population biologists are turning more and more to arXiv, already popular among physicists, to gain wider readership and rapid reviews of results. A recent paper by David Reich, HMS professor of genetics and Joseph Pickrell, HMS research fellow in genetics, is mentioned as being published to arXiv.

July 31, 2012

Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, wrote about the upcoming November ballot question on whether physicians may provide a dying patient with medication to bring about an earlier, more peaceful death if the patient chooses.

July 30, 2012

A group of chemicals found in household plastics and medical supplies is linked to higher rates of diabetes in women – up to double the rate for women with the highest levels, according to new research. Tamarra James-Todd, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

July 30, 2012

New research by scientists from HMS and Tufts University School of Medicine suggests one moderate to severe head injury can disrupt the proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

July 30, 2012

A Worcester nonprofit aimed at finding a cure for narcolepsy has awarded its third round of grants to researchers. Thomas Scammell, HMS professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the recipients.

July 30, 2012

Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, has established its worldwide headquarters of its new Centers for Therapeutic Innovation in the Longwood Medical Area. Researchers at Pfizer will collaborate with Markus Frank, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Xi He, HMS professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

July 27, 2012

Scientists have long known that malnutrition during childhood, especially before a baby’s first birthday, can cause lifelong intellectual and behavioral problems. To make matters worse, a new study links those deficits to suppressed economic opportunities in adulthood, leading to a ripple effect on the surrounding community. Janina Galler, HMS professor of psychiatry at Judge Baker Children’s Center, is the lead author of the study.

July 27, 2012

New research sheds light on the fact that while access to health care has improved in Massachusetts, those in public programs have more difficulty finding doctors and paying for care. Danny McCormick, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead author.

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