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August 12, 2015

In recent years, academic researchers and public health officials, increasingly have experimented with ways to turn social media platforms into early warning systems for foodborne spotting foodborne illness outbreaks. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have been mining Twitter data for evidence of outbreaks. 

August 12, 2015

In communities across the nation, the collateral damage of the heroin epidemic is rippling through the health-care system. Leslie Kerzner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 12, 2015

A gel that "sticks" to affected tissue and delivers medicine gradually over time could help treat some inflammatory bowel problems, researchers say. Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.  

August 10, 2015

What if all the information on the internet could be stored in a drop of liquid the size of a quarter? George Church, professor of genetics, is quoted. 

August 10, 2015

People with compulsive urges to pull hair, pick skin and bite nails struggle to stop. But there are treatments to help. Nancy Keuthen, associate professor of psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 10, 2015

Some babies born just a week or two premature may later be developmentally unprepared for kindergarten, and screening these children at age two may not accurately predict whether they will be among the ones most at risk for falling behind in school, a new study suggests. Melissa Woythaler, instructor in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study's lead author.  

August 10, 2015

Carolyn Kaelin, assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a breast cancer surgeon who continued her research and advocacy for patients after her own diagnosis of breast cancer ended her surgical career, died on July 28.  

August 10, 2015

The team at Harvard Medical School's Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology are focused on cancer and on analyzing the ways cancer drugs affect the whole body. They aim to reinvent the drug development process through this systems approach, by going much deeper than would scientists supervising a typical clinical trial and by establishing a new model of collaboration. Peter Sorger, head of the Program in Therapeutic Science and professor of systems pharmacology, and Jerry Lin, research fellow in systems biology, are quoted. 

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