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October 13, 2014

Amidst rising fears about Ebola, a recent petition calls on the Senate to confirm Vivek Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as surgeon general. Read the full article

October 13, 2014

Doctors are devising new ways to shield patients from information about their odds for disease as genetic testing becomes more common in research, fertility treatment and other areas. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned.Read the full article

October 13, 2014

Fructose, a sugar widely consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, may promote obesity and diabetes by overstimulating a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation, researchers reported. Mark Herman, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted. Read the full article

October 10, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about depression and anxiety in the tech startup world.Read the full article

October 10, 2014

Researchers have discovered a class of lipids that prevent or reverse some of the harmful metabolic changes of diabetes and similar disorders in mice. These molecules might be therapeutic themselves, or they could lead researchers to new drugs. Barbara Kahn, George Richards Minot Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the research.Read the full article 

October 10, 2014

Frozen fecal matter that’s swallowed like a pill appears effective against a recurring and sometimes deadly bacterial infection that can cause devastating diarrhea, researchers found. Elizabeth Hohmann, an associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research. Ilan Youngster, clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’sHospital, is quoted. Read the full article

October 9, 2014

Researchers are harnessing a powerful arsenal of biomedical tools to unlock the secrets of individual “exceptional responders.” Nikhil Wagle, instructor in medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the research. Lecia Sequist, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. Jochen Lorch, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is mentioned.Read the full article

October 9, 2014

A recent study found that poor residents of Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas, when asked to compare Medicaid with private coverage, said that Medicaid offered better “quality of health care” and made them better able to “afford the health care” they needed. Benjamin Sommers, an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hosptial, co-authored the study.Read the full article

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