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June 8, 2015

As an alternative to prosthetics, some scientists are interested in bioengineering replacement limbs using tissues or cells from limb recipients. Researchers took a step toward this goal by essentially regrowing rat forearms and hands from a biological scaffold. Harald Ott, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the study's coauthor.

June 7, 2015

Scientists are hoping to prove that type 1 diabetes can be reversed with the help of a generic drug. The five-year long, phase II clinical trial, which received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was recently announced. Denise Faustman, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is principal investigator of the study.

June 5, 2015

Twenty-one states — including Washington, Texas, Alabama and Iowa — have passed laws that make CPR training a high school graduation requirement. Massachusetts is not one of them. But maybe it should be. Farrah Mateen, assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

June 5, 2015

Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in a Q&A about the harms from too much medical intervention during childbirth.

June 5, 2015

Head transplants, at the extreme frontier of medicine, are inching toward reality. Robert Truog, director of the HMS Center for Bioethics and Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine and professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

June 4, 2015

In Africa, Ebola may have receded, but it is still exacting a heavy toll. Now, as the virus ebbs, the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea—racked for years by civil wars, coups, and unrest—are joining forces to heal from the crisis. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, is quoted.

June 4, 2015

Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, coauthored this opinion piece about subsidizing HIV treatment in the developing world.

June 4, 2015

Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has ever been exposed to, scientists recently reported. Stephen Elledge, Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author of the report.

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