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October 8, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, authored this blog post about fighting Ebola. 

October 8, 2014

A new variation of a therapy used to treat X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome uses a genetically engineered virus to help the body create disease-fighting T-cells. David A. Williams, Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, coauthored the study. 

October 8, 2014

Scientists examining over-the-counter diet supplements are concerned about the inclusion of a new synthetic stimulant. Researchers testing several products found that the amount of the new stimulant varies widely, the dosage is not disclosed on labels and there is no evidence that the chemical is safe in humans. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, led the research. 

October 8, 2014

Few women are on the list of doctors paid the most money by drug and medical device companies last year, according to a ProPublica analysis of new data released by the federal government. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, is quoted.  

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. 

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. 

October 8, 2014

A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report. Jeffrey Linder, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

October 7, 2014

The Harvard Innovation Lab will kick off the Health and Life Sciences Challenge that will award innovative solutions in the fields of healthcare and the life sciences next Tuesday. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, is co-chair of the Challenge committee.  

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