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April 30, 2015

At the World Medical Innovation Forum on Wednesday, researchers and others detailed the “Disruptive Dozen” technologies with the potential to revolutionize neurological care over the next decade. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation at Massachusetts General Hospital, and David Silbersweig, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, moderated the discussion. Several Harvard-affiliated researchers are mentioned.

April 30, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injection for the reduction of moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, dissolves fat, permitting dermatologists and plastic surgeons to resculpt the chin area without surgery. Lynn Drake, lecturer on dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

April 29, 2015

In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported that they have used powerful gene-editing techniques to modify human embryos. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, and George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children's Hospital, are quoted. 

April 29, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is again grappling with the death penalty by examining the effectiveness of the drugs used to put prisoners to death in Oklahoma. David Waisel, associate professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

April 29, 2015

David G. Hunter, professor of ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital Boston, participated in a Q&A about the development and future of the Pediatric Vision Scanner.

April 28, 2015

Air pollution is known to increase the risk for stroke and other cerebrovascular disorders. But now researchers have found it is also linked to premature aging of the brain.  Elissa Wilker, instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the study's lead author.

April 28, 2015

Just a two-week diet swap shows just how bad a Western diet of junk food is for us, according to a new study. Andrew Chan, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General, is quoted.

April 27, 2015

Mohammed Milad, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about anxiety disorders.



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