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Monday, September 17, 2007

In case you missed Sunday's Globe

For more than four years, a small team huddled in the Dunkin' Donuts research lab trying to crack the code for a doughnut without trans fats that tasted just like those on which the chain had built its reputation over the last half century.

A feud between two major Boston-based hospitals over a lucrative cancer treatment facility in the western suburbs is heating up.

elizabeth%20hay100.bmpDr. Elizabeth Hay, (left), the first woman to lead a preclinical department at Harvard Medical School and a researcher who helped define the role of material that surrounds cells and supports the microscopic mass in tissue, died of lung cancer on Aug. 20. She was 80 and had lived in Weston for many years.

More young women are learning early that they are genetically prone to breast cancer, setting off a new type of family drama.

Two researchers who opened up the field of heart-valve replacement and a scientist who discovered a type of cell that plays a key role in the immune system have won Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards.

Earlier this year, the death of a Maryland boy from untreated dental decay shed a grim spotlight on gaps in federal and state medical assistance programs charged with providing care to 30 million poor children.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:35 AM
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