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Brain effects differ in older adults and in children

Study could lead to therapeutics that boost metabolism

Joining molecular components expands ability to manipulate genes in specific cell types

Joint venture helps scientists with bioinformatics training 

Researchers synthesize ancient viruses hoping to improve gene therapy

HMS in the News

August 26, 2015

An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Tilak Sundaresan, clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, who co-authored a commentary published with the report, is quoted.

August 26, 2015

Google is shuttering its flu tracking program known as Flu Trends and will funnel the search data powering it to public health researchers instead. John Brownstein, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

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