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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 30, 2015

Harvard Medical School has created more wiggle room in one of its conflict-of-interest rules, after complaints from professors that the policy was hampering them from turning lab discoveries into treatments that could help people. Eric Campbell (Mass General) and Donald Ingber (Wyss Institute) are quoted, and Jeffrey S. Flier (HMS dean) and Robert Mayer (Brigham and Women’s/Dana-Farber) are mentioned. 

November 30, 2015

According to a new study, how fit you are even in your 20s can dramatically affect your risk of heart disease and death well into middle age. Ravi Shah (Beth Israel Deaconess) is a lead author of the study. 

November 30, 2015

A new study offers evidence for the “grandmother hypothesis,” which suggests humans live long past their fertile years to help care for future generations. Rudolph Tanzi (Mass General) is quoted. 

November 30, 2015

The goal of an art exhibit featuring 40 portraits of real-life kids with rare diseases is to raise national awareness and research money. The exhibit, Beyond the Diagnosis, is on display through Dec. 15 at Harvard Medical School’s Transit Gallery in the basement of Gordon Hall. 

November 28, 2015

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the National Institutes of Health still isn’t able to tell Congress—or anyone else—whether researchers are examining outcomes by sex to see whether men and women are affected differently by what’s being tested. Paula Johnson (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

November 27, 2015

Research published recently in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology found that seeing everyone’s digital highlight reel can lead to depressive feelings. The mediating factor is a well-established psychological phenomenon, “social comparison.” Ellen Braaten (Mass General) is quoted.

November 27, 2015

Researchers have shown that, without medication or breathing machines, a simple tool can head off sleep apnea in babies: a mattress that generates gentle vibrations and reminds the body to keep breathing. Vincent Smith (Beth Israel Deaconess) is lead author of the study. 

November 25, 2015

Certain holidays or even seasons can reveal emotional baggage you didn't know you were lugging. John Sharp (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted. 



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