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June 29, 2015

Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, wrote this letter to the editor about the environment for women in academia and industry.

June 29, 2015

It’s your health. So it’s time you took control of all the information about it. That’s the message that a growing number of patient advocates are trying to spread to American health-care consumers. Daniel Sands, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

June 27, 2015

Myechia Minter-Jordan, part-time instructor in medicine and faculty director for the Abundance Agents of Change Program at the Center for Primary Care, wrote this article about the clock runing out on federal dollars to support the training of primary care physicians.

June 26, 2015

Public health officials may soon be able to screen patients for Ebola at border crossings and hospitals with a finger-prick blood test that takes mere minutes. The development of the rapid diagnostic test represents a significant victory for scientists around the world who have been experimenting over the past year with all manner of vaccines, treatments and other ways of eradicating the virus. Nira Pollock, assistant professor of medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, is senior author of the paper. Megan Murray, professor of global health and social medicine, is a co-lead author.

June 26, 2015

David Reich, professor of genetics, participated in an interview about his study sequencing the genome of an ancient jawbone specimen. He explains what this discovery helps us understand about the early interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans in Europe.

June 26, 2015

A crusading physician says medical progress is hampered by a holier-than-thou ‘moralistic bullying.’ Thomas Stossel, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

June 25, 2015

Meeting unmet medical needs has its price. Consider the 21st Century Cures legislation. The sweeping Congressional bill, which is designed to jumpstart medical innovation, has a provision that would allow the FDA to grant an extra six months of exclusive marketing rights to a company if an existing drug is approved to treat a rare disease. Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. 

June 24, 2015

Electronic devices may be contributing to our sleep-deprived society. Charles Czeisler, Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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