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Evan D. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D

Evan D. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director, Diabetes, Veritas Medicine.

Natural Born Killers to the Rescue

The immune system is amazingly complex and only partially understood. The primary job of the immune system, of course, is to rid the body of foreign invaders, be they bacteria, viruses, parasites, or even cancer cells. One of the most enduring mysteries in immunology is how the body learns to …

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Protein-Based Drugs: A Look Through The Crystal Ball

Traditionally, medications come from any of several classes of small molecules, like amino acids, steroids, or small lipids. Such agents are relatively easy to put into tablets, and generally they are not destroyed by acid in the stomach before they can be absorbed. Proteins, on the other hand, present a …

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Putting the ‘D’ in Diabetes

Low levels of vitamin D have long been known to predispose to osteoporosis and rickets in children. It’s for this reason that mothers used to spoon feed cod liver oil, a rich source of vitamin D, to their unwilling children. Nowadays we supplement milk products with extra vitamin D, sparing …

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Winning the Battle, but Losing the War

A cynical oncologist once told me that his goal was to help patients to live long enough to die of a heart attack. A cardiologist who was there retorted that he was aiming to let his patients live long enough to get hit by a bus Not the most compassionate …

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