Posts Tagged ‘Harvard’

Decline in cigarette smoking accelerated during Obama administration

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Decline in cigarette smoking accelerated during Obama administration

The rate of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has declined substantially during the presidency of Barack Obama, according an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Author Michael Fiore, MPH ’85, writes that since 2009, smoking rates have dropped about 0.78 percentage points per year and are now at 15.3%. If this rate of decline continues, smoking prevalence will fall to zero by around 2035.

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Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS
Blocking enzyme’s activity is the target for patient therapy
August 24, 2016 | Editor’s Pick
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Finding biological barcodes

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water of 33 states

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water of 33 states
High levels of fluorinated compounds have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption
August 9, 2016 | Editor’s Pick
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