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November 12, 2014

Marc Kirschner, John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and head of the Department of Systems Biology, was one of the Harvard faculty co-authors of this opinion peice, about the unanimous Faculty of Arts and Sciences vote in favor of a motion asking the President and Fellows to suspend changes to University health benefits.

November 12, 2014

Julian Goldman, instructor in anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Paul Biddinger, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in a television interview about Mass General's high-tech Ebola treatment plan.

November 12, 2014

HMS student Ilana Yurkiewicz authored this blog post about her framework for thinking about patient care.

November 12, 2014

Anjali Sastry, lecturer on global health and social medicine, co-authored this article about a method of using projects as the crucible for learning.

November 12, 2014

The Pentagon plans to halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, according to internal documents, putting it on a path to join the civilian medical community and most Western militaries, which have already banned such practices. John Pawlowski, assistant professor of anaesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

November 11, 2014

People in hospice are less likely to die in a hospital or nursing home, and less likely to get costly and intensive care, than terminally ill patients who don’t opt for hospice care, according to a new study of older Americans with cancer. Ziad Obermeyer, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is lead author of the research.

November 11, 2014

Researchers studying microbiomes can do their best to prevent contamination, but a new study reveals widespread, low-level contamination in DNA extraction kits. Matthew Meyerson, professor of pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

November 10, 2014

Medical tests can often discover incidental findings—abnormalities found unintentionally and not related to the medical condition that prompted the test. Incidental findings occur in as many as a third of imaging tests, studies show. But they often aren’t followed up on, or even noted in a patient’s record. Now, health-care providers are developing tracking systems to make sure the most worrisome discoveries don’t fall through the cracks. Sayon Dutta, instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research. Mark Mangano, clinical fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Susan Bennett, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are mentioned.

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