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February 20, 2015

Even though the public has become smitten with vitamin D, its growing popularity has led to mega-dosing that’s not backed by the current evidence. JoAnn Manson, Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

February 19, 2015

It's hard to talk about end-of-life care, partly because the concept of a "good death" is a weird and sad one to grasp, not only for the person dying, but for their caretakers and doctors as well. A team of researchers wanted to see whether a short video about CPR and intubation could affect a patient's end-of-life preferences. Areej El-Jawahri, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

February 19, 2015

Scientists have developed nanomedicines that can deliver drug packets directly to lesions in diseased arteries, acting like nano-sized 'drones' to target atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for deaths caused by heart attack or stroke. Omid Farokhzad, associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is a coleader of the research.

February 19, 2015

In 2010, scientists made a startling discovery about our past: About 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of living Europeans and Asians. Now two teams of researchers have come to another intriguing conclusion: Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Asians at a second point in history, giving them an extra infusion of Neanderthal DNA. Sriram Sankararaman, research fellow in genetics, is mentioned.

February 19, 2015

A new finding by the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits, or GIANT, consortium has identified 97 gene regions associated with obesity, tripling the number of such genes previously known. Joel Hirschhorn, Concordia Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, led the research. 

February 19, 2015

Divorce among physicians isn't as common as it is for some other professionals, according to research. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, is the study's senior author.

February 18, 2015

An avalanche of papers published this week look at why body cells are different from one another, and how that can cause disease. Paz Polak, research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

February 18, 2015

A new compound has blocked H.I.V. infection so well in monkeys that it may be able to function as a vaccine against AIDS, the scientists who designed it reported. Researchers from the New England Primate Research Center contributed to this study.

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