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Study identifies neurons that predict what another individual will do

Physicians are less likely than other health professionals to be divorced

Forum to shed light on vaccines and therapeutics

Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

Vaccine that prevents cancer-causing virus does not increase sexually transmitted infection rates

HMS in the News

March 1, 2015

Palliative-care teams—which may include specially trained physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others—provide an added layer of support for people facing serious health problems and for their families. Vicki Jackson, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Janet Abrahm, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Joanne Wolfe, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital; Susan Block, professor of psychiatry at Dana-Farber; Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Angelo Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

February 24, 2015

For some opponents of the HPV vaccination, the line of thinking goes like this: Give young women a shot to protect them from certain strands of the most common sexually transmitted disease, and you give them license to throw all coital caution out the window. But according to a new study, this doesn't seem to be the case. Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy and medicine, is a co-author of the study.

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