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July 31, 2015

The largest study to examine persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns exposed to antidepressants late in pregnancy found little association with either SSRI or non-SSRI antidepressants, and the potential risk with SSRIs to be smaller than previous studies have suggested. Krista Huybrechts, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 31, 2015

Researchers deploy ancestors of today’s adeno-associated viruses to deliver gene therapies without immune system interference. Luk Vandenberghe, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is senior author of the study.

July 30, 2015

According to a new report, DNA evidence has revealed that two Amazonian tribes – the Surui and the Karitiana – are more closely related to Papua New Guineans and Aboroginal Australians than they are to Native Americans. Pontus Skoglund, research fellow in genetics, is the lead author of the study.

July 30, 2015

According to a new, NIH-funded study, many new mothers may not be getting enough advice on critical issues from a most important source: doctors and other health care providers. Melissa Bartick, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted. 

July 30, 2015

A growing awareness of the dangers of sleep deprivation on health - and therefore, its impact on insurance costs and worker productivity - is prompting companies to try to improve their employees’ rest. Charles Czeisler, professor of sleep medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 30, 2015

Edwin H. Cassem, professor of psychiatry emeritus and former chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, who was a widely recognized authority on issues surrounding death and dying and was a pioneer in end-of-life care, died on July 4.

July 30, 2015

A federal district court judge has dismissed two scientists’ lawsuit against Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School over an ongoing investigation into alleged scientific misconduct.

July 29, 2015

From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.  David Reich, professor of genetics, is quoted.



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