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September 14, 2015

A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time. Elliott Antman, associate dean for clinical and translational research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

September 14, 2015

In a closely watched battle, two small companies have petitioned to give doctors information about unapproved, or off-label, uses for their medicines. Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. 

September 14, 2015

Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that hospitals are being penalized to a large extent based on the patients they serve. Michael McWilliams, associate professor of health care policy, and Michael Barnett, research fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted. 

September 13, 2015

There is growing scientific interest in figuring out how far the limits of human intelligence can be pushed, and several scientists say they appreciate the fact that movies and TV are taking on issues like neuroenhancement.  Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

September 13, 2015

Stephen Elledge, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, was toasted by Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Jeffrey Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School.

September 11, 2015

Scientists have understood for years that different levels and colors of light can have powerful biological effects on humans. Now, with lighting technology, especially LEDs, becoming more sophisticated and less expensive, companies are developing so-called biological lighting for ordinary consumers. Charles Czeisler, professor of sleep medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

September 11, 2015

James Perrin, professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is interviewed about Supplemental Security Income.

September 10, 2015

The ability to discern between video broadcast and video-based chat from infancy, which researchers have only recently confirmed, could have a profound effect on our understanding of how the human brain develops, and specifically, how technologies can play a role in shaping abstract concepts early on. Michael O. Rich, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.



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