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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 12, 2015

Patients who are having a heart attack, stroke or other serious health emergency have a greater chance of surviving if they're taken to the hospital in a basic life-support ambulance rather than one loaded with sophisticated equipment, according to a study released Monday. Prachi Sanghavi (HMS) is lead author of the study. 

October 10, 2015

A gene therapy maker showed this week it could make blind children and adults see. But the big question left is how long the effect will last. Eric A. Pierce (Mass Eye & Ear) is quoted. 

October 9, 2015

Erin Sullivan (HMS) and Andrew Ellner (Brigham and Women’s) co-authored this article on health care.  

October 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said this week that electronic health records must include options for collecting information about gender identity and sexual orientation. Harvey Makadon (Beth Israel) is quoted.  

October 8, 2015

A new study shows that elephants harbor dozens of extra copies of one of the most powerful cancer-preventing genes. These bonus genes might enable them to weed out potentially cancerous cells before they can grow into tumors. Vadim Gladyshev (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. David Reich (HMS) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

U.S. health care is in a revolution that is starting to shake up one of the most conservative parts of medicine: its antiquated model for training doctors. Neel T. Shah (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

Harvard University has launched a new startup, intent on using an external device to clean the blood of patients with sepsis. Don Ingber (Wyss Institute/Boston Children’s) is quoted.  Michael Super (Wyss Institute) is mentioned.​



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