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April 23, 2013

Boston again drew the most National Institutes of Health funding of any city in the nation in 2012, receiving total grants of $1.78 billion. Three local institutions — Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School — ranked among the top 25 recipients of NIH funds last year.

April 23, 2013

People who have had common skin cancers may be at an increased risk of getting cancer again in their life, according to a new study. Jiali Han, HMS associate professor of dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the research.

April 23, 2013

To cut through some of the mystery of mental disorders, which largely are defined by how people behave, scientists are seeking clues lurking in blood and saliva. The latest initiative is a clinical trial of a blood test that may distinguish between kids with autism and those with other developmental delays. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, led some of this research.

April 23, 2013

There's a food movement afoot: Eating well to look, feel, and perform our very best is hot. David Mischoulon, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 23, 2013

Mark Boguski, HMS associate professor of pathology at the Center for Biomedical Informatics, participated in a conversation about IBM’s Watson, and using it to improve the state of human medicine.

April 22, 2013

Every nook of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, on the tip of the old Charlestown Navy Yard, was designed to eliminate barriers, starting with sensors that open doors with the nod of a head. The facility is emblematic of the transformation rehabilitation medicine has undergone.

April 22, 2013

Parents of teens with asthma can remind them to take medications, fill their prescriptions, and make appointments with pediatricians who probably know the child well. But a few years later, when the young adult has left home for college or to live independently, that oversight is gone — and their care can suffer. Kao-Ping Chua, HMS clinical fellow in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the research.

April 22, 2013

Recent studies show that patients ignore doctor’s orders, and much more frequently than physicians would care to acknowledge. An HMS study about prescriptions is cited. Author Suzanne Koven is an assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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