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Biological safety lock for genetically modified organisms

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015

Harvard Medical School

The creation of genetically modified and entirely synthetic organisms continues to generate excitement as well as worry.

Such organisms are already churning out insulin and other drug ingredients, helping produce biofuels, teaching scientists about human disease and improving fishing and agriculture. 1,244 more words

. Biological Warfare

Hospital staff mourns surgeon fatally wounded by gunman

BOSTON (AP) — Administrators and staff at a leading Boston hospital are mourning the death of a cardiac surgeon who was fatally shot at the hospital by a man who then killed himself. 371 more words


Cross-Ethnic Differences in Eating Disorder Symptoms and Related Distress

The first National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP) was held in 1996 on 409 college campuses across the United States. Participants completed a self-report questionnaire and had the option of meeting with an on-site counselor to review their responses to the questionnaire in order to receive a recommendation for what, if any, further clinical evaluation would be helpful. 476 more words

Dr David Herzog

Well said Prof.

I read that an Emeritus Professor from Harvard Medical school has come out, in support of medicinal use of cannabis. Here are a few points raised (paraphrased) : 285 more words

Harvard Medical School professor notes steep increase in health insurance deductibles

C. Michael Gibson, M.D., is an interventional cardiologist and a professor at Harvard Medical School. (He is also a talented painter.)  Earlier this afternoon he tweeted his 138,000 followers… 281 more words

US Politics

Harvard bitten by the Obamacare monster that it helped spawn

By: Moe Lane (Diary) | January 5th, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Hope that you don’t have an allergy to schadenfreude, because this is the pure stuff: ” For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. 332 more words

New Media News

Child Proof Batteries

A Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) led team has developed a simple “coat of armor” to encase small batteries, making them harmless if they are swallowed. 579 more words