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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 29, 2014

The new SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platform aims to revolutionize the way providers and patients use applications to improve access to and quality of care. The SMART program is led by Kenneth Mandl, professor of pediatrics; Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS; and Joshua Mandel, instructor in pediatrics, all of Boston Children's Hospital.

May 28, 2014

With a simple, low-power laser, Harvard University scientists have triggered naturally-occurring dental stem cells to regrow teeth in rats. The work is a step toward developing a new form of dental therapy that could be used in people, but also represents a broader shift in thinking about how to trigger the body’s natural regenerative capacity. The lead authors collaborated with researchers from HMS and HSDM.

May 28, 2014

The hormone estrogen is the recommended treatment for menopausal night sweats and hot flashes, but some women are unable or unwilling to use it. Now a clinical trial suggests that the antidepressant venlafaxine, often used as an alternative, is equally effective. Hadine Joffe, associate professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

May 28, 2014

Changes in the way doctors can prescribe the cholesterol-lowering drugs means millions of healthy people should now be taking the pills. But that may not be such a good idea.

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 27, 2014

Boston researchers will build a generation of brain implants under an ambitious Defense Department program aimed at pioneering more precise ways to treat mental illnesses suffered by combat veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression. Emad Eskandar, the Charles Anthony Pappas Professor of Neurosciences, and Darin Dougherty, associate professor of psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, will lead the project. Steven Hyman, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS, is also quoted.

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