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September 26, 2013

MIT’s new Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) is tackling some of the world’s biggest health challenges through an interdisciplinary approach that will seek new ways to diagnose and treat infectious, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) is cited. Emery Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, and Bruce Walker, HMS professor of medicine, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

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 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

Recovery from surgery can be quick and relatively painless for some, but a months-long slog for others. Now, researchers say they may be able figure out ahead of time how long a patient will be laid up after an operation, by looking at their immune cells. Ronald Tompkins, Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

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.

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