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February 11, 2015

Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, brought his-best selling book on end-of-life care, "Being Mortal," to the small screen Tuesday night in an hour-long documentary providing a deeply intimate look at patients in their final days, their families, and the doctors wrestling with patients' expectations — as well as their own.

February 11, 2015

In the future of hospital care, doctors will dress wounds with smart bandages that are able to tell doctors how the wound is healing and distribute medicine. Ali Khademhosseini, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is spearheading the project.

February 11, 2015

Scientists are looking to change how doctors diagnose cancer, and the key might lie in crowdsourcing. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess are using crowdsourcing, through the website CrowdFlower, to develop labeled images of tumor tissues. Andrew Beck, assistant professor of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

February 11, 2015

Dozens of cardiologists in communities outside major metro areas are performing catheterization procedures – such as diagnostic angiograms and artery-clearing angioplasties – at higher rates than doctors working at big city hospitals that serve as major cardiac referral centers. News data say it raises a critical question: How many of these catheterization procedures are medically advisable and how many put patients at unnecessary risk and add billions of dollars to the nation’s medical bill? David Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, is quoted.

February 11, 2015

Joel Hirschhorn, Concordia Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, participated in a Q&A about the link between genes and weight.

February 9, 2015

Steve Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, coauthored this article about how to pass the time with children during snow days.

February 9, 2015

In a new study researchers found that girls who received the HPV vaccine didn't have higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases when compared with non-vaccinated girls. The findings suggest that the HPV vaccine doesn't result in riskier sexual behavior. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, led the research.

February 9, 2015

Researchers have paired a solar-powered catalyzing device with genetically engineered bacteria to convert water and carbon dioxide into an alcohol-based liquid fuel. Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is a coauthor of the study.

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