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April 1, 2014

Japan’s top research body on Tuesday accused the lead writer of stem cell papers hailed as a game-changer in the field of medical biology of misconduct involving fabrication, but the scientist called the findings unacceptable.

April 1, 2014

The national standard-setting group, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), rolled out an updated policy that will allow patients to completely opt out of recommended testing for genetic mutations that could indicate specific disease risks. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was a lead writer of the original ACMG recommendations.

April 1, 2014

Surgeon General nominee Vivek H. Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will address graduates of the Medical School and School of Dental Medicine at Class Day on May 29.

March 31, 2014

A smoker’s coronary artery disease is likely to be as advanced as that of a non-smoker who is 10 years older when both show up at the hospital with a heart attack, according to a new study. Robert Giugliano, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Elliott Antman, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate dean for clinical and translational research at HMS, are quoted.

March 31, 2014

Despite a long record of failure, a few immunologists continue to pursue precisely targeted therapies for autoimmune diseases. Christophe Benoist, the Morton Grove-Rasmussen Professor of Immunohematology, is quoted.

March 31, 2014

Nutrition researchers are reaching a new consensus: Cut back on all those refined carbs. And remember that some fat is good. Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, and Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

March 31, 2014

A new paper explains how faulty leads in medical devices got onto the market, shedding light on a little-known process used by manufacturers to alter medical devices without putting them through human trials. Aaron S. Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author on the paper.

March 31, 2014

Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General hospitals are largely abandoning a common surgical technique used nationwide for years to perform many hysterectomies, prompted by two recent cases where the procedure dangerously spread undetected cancer. Robert Barbieri, chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Isaac Schiff, chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

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