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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 20, 2014

A profile of Harvard University Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer’s work on mindfulness theory and its potential impact on health. Jeffrey Rediger, instructor in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted, and Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is mentioned. 

October 20, 2014

By crystallizing DNA, researchers have created structures unlike any seen before. The DNA crystals could potentially be used as the basis of a programmable material platform, leading to new advances in computing, biology and many other fields. Donald Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Wyss Institute, and Peng Yin, associate professor of systems biology at the Wyss Institute, are quoted. 

October 20, 2014

Parents may get so accustomed to seeing sex and violence in movies and television that they end up lowering their standards for what kids are allowed to watch, a new report suggests. Jeanne Van Cleave, assistant professor of pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

October 20, 2014

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs were linked with higher risks for pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping in a new study. Joshua Gagne, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.  

October 20, 2014

Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about why certain things are scary. 

October 19, 2014

Those who practice “mindful commuting” say it brings tranquility to rush hour. Ronald Siegel, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.  

October 19, 2014

Jeff Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, participated in an interview about using bio-inspiration, materials science and stem cell biology to develop innovative medical technology. 

October 18, 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital is in early discussions with two partners to build a full-service hospital in China. 

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