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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 21, 2014

Many chronically ill Americans take less of their medicines than they should or skip them entirely so they can afford to eat, a new study reveals. Seth Berkowitz, research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the leader of the study.

March 20, 2014

An opinion piece on Harvard Medical School instructor Vivek Murthy’s nomination for Surgeon General.

March 20, 2014

People with higher genetic risk for obesity gain more weight when they eat fried foods than people with lower risk, a team from HMS reported. Lu Qi, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

March 20, 2014

Gregory W. Randolph, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, answers seven of the most common questions about thyroid cancer.

March 19, 2014

Judah Folkman changed the world repeatedly with bold ideas that ranged from implantable pacemakers and subcutaneous birth control to an entirely new field of medical study: how diseases like cancer recruit blood vessels from the body via angiogenesis. Robert S. Langer, senior lecturer on surgery; Donald E. Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and the Judah Folkman Professor of
Vascular Biology at HMS; and Marsha A. Moses, the Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, are quoted.

March 19, 2014

It is one of the big scientific mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease: Why do some people whose brains accumulate the plaques and tangles so strongly associated with Alzheimer’s not develop the disease? Now, a series of studies by Harvard scientists suggests a possible answer, one that could lead to new treatments if confirmed by other research. Bruce A. Yankner, professor of genetics, is the lead author of the new study.

March 19, 2014

Alzheimer's disease isn't what it used to be. After 30 years of having doctors diagnose the disease by symptoms alone, researchers and advocacy groups are calling for new diagnostic criteria that recognize changes in the brain as well as changes in behavior. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead investigator of a new study.

March 18, 2014

Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery. Ali Khademhosseini, associate professor of medicine, and Nasim Annabi, research fellow in medicine, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

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