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September 26, 2013

A growing number of families, seeking cures for ailments such as degenerative diseases as well as trauma, are turning to stem cell clinics in Latin America for therapy. David Scadden, co-chair and professor at the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University, is quoted.

September 26, 2013

Wheat has been getting a bad rap lately. Most doctors don't think wheat causes problems for most people. Nonetheless, a growing number of people are claiming they feel better without wheat. Daniel Leffler, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

September 25, 2013

This Ask an Expert features Orfeu Marcello Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who answered questions about the causes and health consequences of sleep deficiency, particularly in middle age.

September 25, 2013

HMS researchers have identified genomic regions that contribute to schooling behavior in cavefish, offering new insight into the genetic foundations of the evolutionary pathway of a complex social behavior. Clifford Tabin, chair of the Department of Genetics at HMS and Johanna E. Kowalko, HMS graduate student in genetics, led the research. Abigail Wark, HMS research fellow in genetics, is also quoted.

September 24, 2013

Irving Kirsch, HMS lecturer on medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the keynote speaker at the Dr. Rogers Prize gala dinner in Canada. The award recognizes people who have made significant contributions to complementary and alternative medicine.

September 24, 2013

Older people at risk for osteoporosis are sometimes recommended to get a bone mineral density screening test every two years to see if fractures may occur in the near future. But, a new study suggests screening that often may not be necessary. Sarah Berry, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, led the research.

September 24, 2013

Elif Yavuz, a 33-year-old native of the Netherlands who earned a doctor of science degree from Harvard’s School of Public Health in May, died during the attacks in Nairobi, Harvard officials said. She was expecting to give birth to her first child next month.

September 24, 2013

The authors of a paper published in July, which reported significant findings in obesity research, seem to be phantoms. They are not only unknown at the institution listed on the paper, but no trace of them as researchers can be found. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

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