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Study reveals new mechanism behind most common form of inherited Alzheimer’s disease

Ancient DNA challenges popular theory of Indo-European language arrival in Europe

Basal forebrain neurons fine-tune consciousness by synchronizing rhythms in the cortex 

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

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 27, 2015

In viral debate over dress’ true color, scientists explain why our brains see objects differently. Joseph Rizzo, David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted.

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