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July 17, 2015

Dreams are not literal replays of our daily lives, but they can help the brain make sense of what happened when we were awake. Sometimes that means reliving the same emotions that struck us during the day - even though the specifics are different. Robert Stickgold, associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

July 17, 2015

A team of international scientists have found that two anti-malaria drugs could hold the answer in treating Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological condition.  Currently the disease which affects an estimated 10 million people worldwide, has no cure or treatment which can slow down or stop Parkinson's disease. Kwang-Soo Kim, professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is an author of the study and is quoted. 

July 16, 2015

A team of researchers report they've discovered the "missing link" between traumatic brain injuries and degenerative brain diseases, and developed a special antibody that may help prevent the conditions - at least in mice. Kun Ping Lu, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the study's co-senior author. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is an author on the paper. 

July 16, 2015

John Halamka, professor of emergency medicine of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article about why he posted his own health records on the Web - and why society should make a radical leap. 

July 15, 2015

A new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine explains what is known about placebos - including the side effects people can experience after getting fake treatments - and why doctors might want to use them. Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

July 15, 2015

The key to avoiding these problems is mindful use, which requires a level of responsibility and self-control that comes with age. So how do you decide when it's the right time? Michael Rich, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted. 

July 14, 2015

Committees that oversee research at big teaching hospitals and medical schools have deep ties to the health care and pharmaceutical industries but don¹t clearly understand which relationships may pose conflicts of interests. Eric Campbell, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 14, 2015

Last week, the House passed a bill in a 344-77 vote, an overwhelming consensus at a time when relations in Congress are mostly fractured. The bipartisan effort, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, infuses medical research with $8.75 billion over five years and purports to overhaul drug development and innovation to get lifesaving cures to people who need them faster. Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted

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