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September 26, 2013

Eating more peanut butter may help improve girls’ breast health later in life, according to a new study from Washington University and Harvard Medical School.

September 26, 2013

Federal health officials, in their yearly push for Americans to get vaccinated against the flu, invited Paul D. Biddinger, HMS assistant professor of surgery and chief of emergency preparedness as Massachusetts General Hospital, to drive home the message.

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 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 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.

September 24, 2013

Married cancer patients live longer than single people who have the disease, suggesting that logistical and emotional support from a loved one may be far more critical to cancer care than previously recognized. Ayal A. Aizer, HMS clinical fellow in radiation oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the first author of the study.

September 24, 2013

Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, coauthored this opinion piece about their recent experience treating Ebola patients in Africa.Read the full article

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