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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 15, 2014

The White House is backing off its push for quick confirmation of President Obama’s pick to be surgeon general in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association and concerns among Democrats up for reelection who don’t want to take another tough vote on a controversial nominee.

March 15, 2014

In a new paper, Javier Fernandez, research fellow in genetics, and Donald Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at HMS, describe a new way to process chitosan, a form of chitin, making it potentially viable for large-scale manufacturing with traditional casting or injection molding techniques.

March 13, 2014

Claire McCarthy, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, recently participated in a live chat about vaccines.

March 12, 2014

Last Thursday, state-of-the-art vans from Harvard Medical, Dana Farber, New England Optometry – including the HMS Family Van – were on display in Mattapan as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement kicked off its three-city mobile health tour of Boston, New York and the District of Columbia. Nancy E. Oriol, dean for students at HMS, is the founder of the Family Van.

March 12, 2014

Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Catherine Steiner-Adair, research associate in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, was a guest on the program.

March 12, 2014

A Japanese research institution plans to make an announcement Friday about its investigation of two highly controversial stem cell studies authored by Boston and Japanese scientists.

March 12, 2014

The largest clinical study of its kind is revealing new insights into the causes of Crohn's disease, a periodic inflammation of the intestines. The research, which involved 668 children, shows that numbers of some beneficial bacteria in the gut decrease in Crohn's patients, while the number of potentially harmful bacteria increases. Ramnik Xavier, the Kurt J. Isselbacher Professor of Medicine in the Field of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

March 11, 2014

Doctors, researchers and drug companies are coming up with simple designs to address a complex ethical dilemma: how to make sure people with intellectual disabilities consent to join a drug trial. Brian Skotko, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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