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October 9, 2014

Researchers are harnessing a powerful arsenal of biomedical tools to unlock the secrets of individual “exceptional responders.” Nikhil Wagle, instructor in medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the research. Lecia Sequist, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. Jochen Lorch, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is mentioned.Read the full article

October 9, 2014

A recent study found that poor residents of Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas, when asked to compare Medicaid with private coverage, said that Medicaid offered better “quality of health care” and made them better able to “afford the health care” they needed. Benjamin Sommers, an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hosptial, co-authored the study.Read the full article

October 9, 2014

Advances in public health and medicine have extended the length and quality of our lives, but brain health hasn’t kept up with the pace. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Bonnie Wong, instructor in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.Read the full article 

October 9, 2014

Researchers have pioneered a technique to grow by the billions the insulin-producing cells people with diabetes lack, a breakthrough that may create new ways to treat the disease. Douglas Melton, Xander University Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, led the research. Read the full article

October 9, 2014

Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, participated in an interview about heading off the spread of the Ebola virus.Read the full article

October 9, 2014

A growing number of scientists now believe that gut bacteria can influence mental health. Kyle Williams, instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

October 8, 2014

While we spend the most money trying to stave off death, we waste precious time we could have used to make life as good as it can be in our final years. Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Their Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

October 8, 2014

McLean Hospital has received a $500,000 gift that funds their new Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program. The new initiative, the first of its kind, will begin to answer questions about whether medical marijuana affects cognitive function, positively or negatively—and why—by gathering empirical data about change over time within patients. Staci Gruber, assistant professor of psychology at McLean Hospital, is leading the research.Read the full article

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