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March 23, 2015

More than half a million children who fall ill with tuberculosis each year are at risk of dying because of a lack of child-friendly treatments, experts said. Mercedes Becerra, associate professor of global health and social medicine, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

A growing group of young adults who are genderfluid and are using hormone therapy and surgery to create bodies that matches this identity. Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted. 

March 23, 2015

A new Congressional bill that would improve public access to the roughly $60 billion in research the federal government funds each year is drawing praise from researchers who say it will accelerate innovation, and criticism from some publishers who fear it will undermine their financial model. Paul Anderson, K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future, though they have yet to determine the nature of such revisions. Joseph Newhouse, professor of health care policy, and Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Most carbon dioxide that travels from your muscles to your lungs for exhalation does so not as CO2 proper, but as part of bicarbonate: HCO₃−. Bicarbonate's vital to maintaining your blood pH, and it also aids in digestion. But it turns out bicarbonate also tweaks the activity of rod cells in your retina. Clint Makino, associate professor of opthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the author of a recent study on the subject. 

March 23, 2015

In a Finnish study spanning 26 years, kids exposed to parental smoking were more likely to develop plaque in their carotid arteries as young adults than kids who were not exposed to secondhand smoke. Karin Michels, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. 

March 22, 2015

Custom-crafted organisms are one example of the extremely advanced manufacturing that could thrive in the 21st century. Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is quoted.

March 20, 2015

Continuing genomics research, combined with advancements in digital technology and data storage and analytics, hint at medicine’s next frontier. But maximizing the potential of a new health-analytics approach may require a rethink in the culture of patient care and new approaches to data ownership and security. Dennis Ausiello, Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 



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