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Common genetic variant influences whether aspirin prevents cardiovascular disease—or raises risk

Findings may help meet growing need for blood transfusions worldwide

Drug shows potential for reducing risk of fatty liver disease in HIV-infected patients

Wade Harper will succeed Joan Brugge

Genome editing tool offers strategy to tackle insect-borne disease

A new study shows how an HMS primary care initiative has been transforming medical practices.

HMS in the News

July 24, 2014

For the first time, researchers have determined the genetic markers that determine the timing of a woman’s first period, opening the doors to determining a woman’s risk for disease later in life. Douglas P. Kiel, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

July 24, 2014

The number of childhood cancer survivors is increasing, but many primary care physicians (PCPs) are not comfortable caring for these patients, nor are they always up to date on surveillance guidelines. Lisa Diller, chief medical officer of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and professor of pediatrics at HMS, provides tips on managing the survivor of childhood malignancies.

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