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November 7, 2014

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects about one in 10 Americans each winter, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health. One treatment for SAD involves increasing your light exposure — but it can be difficult to tell how much you’re getting each day. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, and Richard Schwartz, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, helped deveolp a light-tracking device for consumers.

November 6, 2014

Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA. Pontus Skoglund, research fellow in genetics, is quoted.

November 6, 2014

Dennis Rosen, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, authored this feature about the importance of incorporating cultural and religious beliefs into treatment plans whenever possible.

November 5, 2014

More than 2 million men suffer from osteoporosis, but health care workers and patients perceive the ailment as a disease that primarily affects women. A new study suggests that this perception may contribute to a widespread failure to test and treat men for osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and increases the likelihood of fractures. Tamara Rozental, associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the research.

November 5, 2014

The sex organs of animals are some of evolution’s most diverse handiwork. And yet up until now, scientists haven’t understood exactly how they evolved and take shape at the earliest stages of development. In a recent study, researchers have begun to unravel how genitals form. Patrick Tschopp, research fellow in genetics, is first author of the research. Clifford Tabin, George Jacob and Jacqueline Hazel Leder Professor of Genetics and head of the Department of Genetics, is senior author.

November 5, 2014

A group of Boston-area postdoctoral students formed a collaboration called the Future of Research (FOR), and recently convened a symposium by the same name. The symposium brought together over 200 early-career scientists to share their concerns about the future of biomedical research and the need for national discussion about reforms of that enterprise. Marc Kirschner, John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and head of the Department of Systems Biology, is mentioned. Jessica Polka, research fellow in systems biology, is a co-leader of FOR.

November 5, 2014

Two Harvard Medical School professors who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in defense of Harvard’s new health care policy were present in violation of Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences policies. 

November 5, 2014

Continued coverage of the faculty discourse regarding changes in Harvard University health benefits.Read the full article

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