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September 18, 2015

When it comes to sleep, fruit flies are a lot like people. They sleep at night, caffeine keeps them awake and they even get insomnia. Those similarities, along with scientists' detailed knowledge of the genes and brain structure of Drosophila melanogaster, have made the fruit fly extremely valuable to sleep researchers. Dragana Rogulja, assistant professor of neurobiology, is quoted.  

September 17, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, which collaborate locally to provide inpatient cancer treatment and radiation therapy, have signed an agreement with Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre to bring radiation therapy and experts in radiation to Bermuda. Daphne Haas-Kogan, professor of radiation oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Gilbert Mudge, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.​

September 15, 2015

Hormone therapy is a tangled mess of risks, benefits and side effects that even doctors have difficulty unraveling. JoAnn Manson, professor of women's health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

September 15, 2015

Cellular clocks are almost everywhere. Clues to how they work are coming from the places that they’re not. Charles Weitz, Harvard Medical School professor of neurobiology, is quoted.​

September 15, 2015

Anupam Jena, associate professor of health care policy, is interviewed on a study of women becoming medical professors, of which he is the lead author.

September 15, 2015

A stark gender gap persists at Boston’s big biomedical research institutions, where young male scientists receive more than twice as much in funding to support their work as female colleagues, according to a study. Susan Slaugenhaupt, professor of neurology, and Anne Klibanski, professor of medicine, both at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

September 14, 2015

Scientists have created yeasts that can make important constituents of marijuana, including the main psychoactive compound, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Pamela Silver, professor of systems biology, is quoted.

September 14, 2015

Race appears to affect the odds that a child or teen with appendicitis, a painful condition requiring surgery, will get pain medication, particularly opioid medication, according to a new study. Eric Fleegler, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Neil Schechter, associate professor of anaesthesia, both at Boston Children's Hospital, co-authored an editorial accompanying the study.



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