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October 13, 2014

Doctors are devising new ways to shield patients from information about their odds for disease as genetic testing becomes more common in research, fertility treatment and other areas. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned. 

October 13, 2014

Fructose, a sugar widely consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, may promote obesity and diabetes by overstimulating a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation, researchers reported. Mark Herman, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.  

October 13, 2014

Growing stem-cell-derived neurons in a gel matrix has enabled researchers to reproduce the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in vitro for the first time. Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.  

October 10, 2014

Researchers have discovered a class of lipids that prevent or reverse some of the harmful metabolic changes of diabetes and similar disorders in mice. These molecules might be therapeutic themselves, or they could lead researchers to new drugs. Barbara Kahn, George Richards Minot Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the research.  

October 10, 2014

Frozen fecal matter that’s swallowed like a pill appears effective against a recurring and sometimes deadly bacterial infection that can cause devastating diarrhea, researchers found. Elizabeth Hohmann, an associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research. Ilan Youngster, clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’sHospital, is quoted.  

October 10, 2014

Wesley Boyd, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about depression and anxiety in the tech startup world. 

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.  

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.  

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