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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 25, 2014

A Harvard University team created a human airway “muscle-on-a-chip" that could be used to test new asthma drugs, leading to better treatments for the common condition. Donald Ingber, Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Wyss Institute, is quoted. 

September 24, 2014

New research suggests that emergency room waiting times at larger urban hospitals are longer than those at smaller or more rural facilities. Jeremiah Schuur, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted. 

September 24, 2014

A current challenge in—and goal of—mitochondria research is pinpointing exactly how alterations in mitochondrial machinery lead to disease. Vamsi Mootha, professor of systems biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

September 24, 2014

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The Harvard Center for Integrated Approaches to Undiagnosed Diseases, which combines the resources of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital, along with a coordinating center at Harvard Medical School, are mentioned. Harvard Medical School's Center for Biomedical Informatics, under the leadership of center director Isaac Kohane, Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, will coordinate the national network. 

September 24, 2014

Jeffrey Ecker, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in an interview about why doctors perform so many c-sections, how many are unnecessary and at what cost.  

September 24, 2014

Health care officials and aid workers attempting to trace the progression of the Ebola virus disease outbreak have come to rely heavily on a handful of disease-monitoring Web sites that act as pivotal hubs for processing information. John Brownstein, HealthMap co-founder and associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is mentioned. 

September 24, 2014

At a recent event, professors proposed a change in vital organ donation guidelines on both academic and practical grounds. Robert Truog, director of the HMS Center for Bioethics and professor of anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted. Lisa Lehmann, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is mentioned. 

September 23, 2014

With federal research funding flat-lining, even the best in their fields have to court new sources of support. 

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