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May 26, 2015

No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in those brain plaques or tangles of a protein named tau that clog dying brain cells. New imaging can spot those tangles in living brains, providing a chance to finally better understand what triggers dementia. Now researchers are adding tau brain scans to an ambitious study that's testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead researcher.

May 26, 2015

Sara Lazar, assistant professor of psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

May 25, 2015

More than 100 bombing survivors suffered an ear injury or hearing loss. Many are taking part in a 3-year study at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Alicia Quesnel, instructor in otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the study's lead researcher.

May 22, 2015

Experts say many people are developing seasonal allergies for the first time well into their adulthood. Part of the reason may be that we're having more intense allergy seasons. Aidan Long, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 21, 2015

Joanne Wolfe, associate professor of pediatrics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, authored this opinion piece arguing that supportive care for pediatric oncology is not yet a gold standard, and that other seriously ill children fare even worse.

May 21, 2015

Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, authored this article about the impact of weak or absent health systems and disparities in access to care on Ebola outcomes.

May 21, 2015

Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down. But none has been more promising in early studies than a traditional Chinese medicine known as thunder god vine. Umut Ozcan, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is the senior author of the research.

May 20, 2015

Sarah Wakeman, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about the rising death toll from opiate overdoses and the city of Boston's plans to fight the crisis.



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