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Alzheimer’s – Facing the future: What lies ahead

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, WCVB 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine

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Attacking Alzheimer’s: A looming crisis

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Education, WCVB 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

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Local doctor plans trip to treat Ebola patients

August 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, WCVB 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine

A local doctor is about to embark on a trip few could dream of taking. Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infection disease doctor at Boston University and Boston Medical Center, will travel to Sierra Leone in a few weeks to care for Ebola patients during the largest outbreak of the disease ever…

Expert quote:

“If you have the training and you can help, how can you not? Those health care systems are so strapped. . . now they’ve tripled, quadrupled their patient loads.”

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Supreme Court: Police can’t search cellphones without warrant

June 26th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Sharon Goldberg, WCVB 0 comments

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Sharon Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

In an emphatic defense of privacy in the digital age, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants…

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Concerns grow about medical marijuana’s impact on teens

June 9th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Timothy Naimi, WCVB 0 comments

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Timothy Naimi, School of Medicine

Recent medical studies are calling into question medical marijuana’s potential impact on children and teens.

Expert quote:

“It can cause or exacerbate depression … psychosis or schizophrenia.”

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Local doctors take aim at peanut allergies

May 14th, 2014 in 2014, Frederic Little, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, WCVB 0 comments

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Frederic Little, School of Medicine

About 55 million people suffer from food allergies, and one in 13 children will have some kind of issue — a rate that is rising…

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Pills promise new help for some seasonal allergy

May 12th, 2014 in 2014, Frederic Little, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, WCVB 0 comments

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Frederic Little, School of Medicine

If you’re one of the millions who suffer from seasonal allergies, there may be new help.

Expert quote:

“This has been an average just slightly worse season than we normally see.”

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Pay with virtual money: Bitcoins are digital dollars

March 9th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, WCVB 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

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Boston Buys into Bit Coins

March 9th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management, WCVB 0 comments

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Pres. Barack Obama holds fundraisers in Cambridge

March 6th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, WCVB 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Pres. Barack Obama was in Connecticut Wednesday to discuss his call to raise the minimum wage before heading to Cambridge for fundraisers…

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