News and happenings at Harvard Medical School and its affiliates.


Elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines associated with delirium 

New material could create capsules for long-acting pills

Two new academic society appointees will be in place this fall

Genetic studies link indigenous peoples in the Amazon and Australasia

Biologists map protein networks in human 'interactome'

Researchers develop predictive software that can precisely target genes for editing

HMS in the News

July 27, 2015

Earlier this month, the federal health program for the elderly proposed to start paying physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to talk with patients about their end-of-life wishes. Details of the plan are expected later this year, with possible adoption next year. Jennifer S. Temel, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Lachlan Forrow, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Susan Block, professor of psychiatry at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Holly Thomas, instructor in population medicine; and Angelo E. Volandes, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital are quoted. 

July 27, 2015

Last summer the Stoneham resident suffered a devastating brain stem stroke that left her unable to walk, dress herself, or sing a note.  The stroke seemed like a fluke. And yet, strokes are far more common in younger adults than previously thought. Aneesh Singhal, associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 


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