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Risk of Alzheimer’s for Angelina Jolie?

Pauline Maki

Pauline Maki, professor of psychiatry and psychology, talks about the increased risk of Alzheimer’s for women whose ovaries are removed, and Angelina Jolie’s decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries as a preventive measure against cancer, in the March 24 New York Post.

 

“Her personal story is very compelling, but her legislative record, given the circumstances in Congress, is somewhat limited. It won’t be easy for her to show that she’s the only one among the congressional candidates who is a reasonable choice.”

 

Dick Simpson, professor of political science, on U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate, March 27 New York Times

 

 

“The craziest projects walk through the door. It’s a very nice way to interact with many different aspects of science that you never knew existed.”

 

Stefan Green, director of the DNA services laboratory, on his job as a scientist in a core lab, March 25 Nature

 

 

“The good news is that women who used estrogen therapy until age 50 did not show that risk. Angelina Jolie made the informed decision to use estrogen therapy, and by doing so, she is counteracting that risk.”

 

Pauline Maki, professor of psychiatry and psychology, on the increased risk of Alzheimer’s for women whose ovaries are removed, and Angelina Jolie’s decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries as a preventive measure against cancer, March 24 New York Post

 

 

“If you look at the pattern of immigrants coming to the country, their first stop has always been the larger city. Once they acclimatize to the culture and surroundings, they find a foothold in suburban locations.”

 

P.S. Sriraj, research associate professor in the Urban Transportation Center, on the movement of low-income populations from Chicago to the suburbs and collar counties, March 26 WBEZ-FM