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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 21, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control reports an alarming number of toddlers are given medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Experts say it’s not only appalling, it’s irresponsible. Nancy Rappaport, associate professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

May 21, 2014

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a hub of genetics research in Kendall Square, will open a new 15-story research tower Wednesday, bringing together hundreds of scientists who previously worked across four scattered locations. David Altshuler, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 20, 2014

The severe respiratory virus called MERS only recently arrived on American shores, carried here by two travelers from the Middle East. But for two years, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have been studying the virus, and they recently discovered a way to combat the deadly pathogen by blocking its ability to enter and infect cells. Wayne Marasco, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the research.

May 20, 2014

The race set off late in the afternoon on Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital: 15 competitors from across the world gathered for a neck-and-neck journey through a twisting maze, with a long straightaway that was the perfect setup for a sprint finish. It was the World Dicty Race, a competition that unfolds on a microscope slide carved with tiny channels for a track. Daniel Irimia, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, organized the contest. Michael Myre, instructor in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, won fourth place.

May 19, 2014

John J. Ratey, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on Here and Now to discuss the importance of walking.

May 19, 2014

A patient who was born deaf has become the youngest infant in the United State 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 19, 2014

Researchers have found that getting less-than-recommended amounts of sleep was associated with a higher BMI and higher amounts of overall and midsection fat. Elsie Taveras, associate professor of population medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, is the lead author of the study.

May 19, 2014

Researchers and private companies are refining the technology for analyzing DNA and building curated databases that will provide a reliable reference for understanding the connections between rare mutations and disease. Research by Robert C. Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Heidi Rehm, associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital; and David Altshuler, professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is cited.

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