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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 27, 2014

Edward J. Benz, president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Institute and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, authored this piece about reducing the incidence of smoking.

May 27, 2014

Further coverage of the youngest infant in the United States to receive an Auditory Brain Stem Implant. Daniel Lee, associate professor of otology, and a team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary performed the auditory brain stem implant. The child's care is in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital.

May 27, 2014

Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date. Lewis Lipsitz, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

May 26, 2014

New studies to be released at a cancer research conference beginning this weekend in Chicago are expected to offer more good news regarding treatment of melanoma. F. Stephen Hodi, associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

May 26, 2014

Guidelines issued last month by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine say to give moms a chance to deliver vaginally before ordering a C-section. Neel Shah, instructor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

May 23, 2014

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred without a specific pain sensor, or receptor, live longer and are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes in old age. David Sinclair, professor of genetics, is quoted.

May 23, 2014

Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at HMS, is featured in a profile in The Boston Business Journal.

May 23, 2014

With other dangerous diseases, like smallpox, polio, and measles, vaccines provide protection and stop transmission. So why can't we just vaccinate people against MERS and wipe the disease out before it spreads further? Research by Wayne Marasco, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is cited.

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