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August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine. Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Donald Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at the Wyss Institute; and Omid Farokhzad, associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted. 

July 31, 2015

Mildred Solomon, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a coauthor of this article about end-of-life care.

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 31, 2015

Scientists have successfully reconstructed a virus thousands of years after it became extinct, a development they believe could herald a new step in treating genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. Luk Vandenberghe, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted.

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

The FDA has advised health care providers to discontinue use of a medical device because of a cyber-security vulnerability. John Halamka, professor of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 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.

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