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Genetic analysis reveals Europeans descended from at least three ancient groups

Model suggests point-of-care testing most cost effective in resource-limited areas

Symposium launches new tuberculosis initiative funded by Janssen Pharmaceuticals

T lymphocyte activation integrates immunologic and genetic history

Initiative aims to reinvent drug discovery

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September 15, 2014

There are many kinds of cancer, but treatments have typically combatted them in one way only: by attempting to destroy the cancerous cells. A more recent approach, immunotherapy, co-opts the body’s immune system into attacking and eradicating the tumor. Jerome Groopman, Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this article, and William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was quoted. 

September 15, 2014

A MassChallenge finalist says it’s developed the first solar-powered, wearable sun-exposure tracker to improve energy, mood and focus, regulate sleep cycle and monitor ultraviolet light exposure. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Richard Schwartz, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, are cofounders of the company that developed the new technology.

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