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June 27, 2012

Harry Levinson, HMS clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Emeritus, a psychologist who helped change corporate America’s thinking about the workplace by demonstrating a link between job conditions and emotional health — a progressive notion when he began developing his ideas in the 1950s — died on Tuesday at the age of 90.

June 26, 2012

New research suggests that drinking coffee may help prevent heart failure. Murray Mittleman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author.

June 26, 2012

In a new study, researchers suggest that studying brainwaves could be used to diagnose autism in children. Frank H. Duffy, HMS associate professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the author of the study. A new study by Charles Nelson, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is also featured.

June 26, 2012

Kevin Eggan, associate professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS and Massachusetts General Hospital, is profiled for his work specializing in the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and how he is using stem cells as an important tool for understanding the progression of the disease.

June 25, 2012

The authors of “Almost a Psychopath” suggest that people with just a few of the dangerous characteristics of a psychopath may take a greater toll on the community than those with the real diagnosis, only because the partly psychopathic are so much more pervasive and elusive. Ronald Schouten, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the authors.    

June 25, 2012

Scientists have located the cells in the cervix that give rise to cancer when attacked by the human papillomavirus, a discovery that may lead to new methods of preventing and treating the disease. Christopher P. Crum, HMS professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author. A 2011 study by Frank McKeon, HMS professor of cell biology, is also mentioned.

June 25, 2012

John Loewenstein, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, participated in a Q&A about a computer program he developed to help teach medical students how to perform cataract surgery.

June 25, 2012

Malpractice claims dipped dramatically among Massachusetts physicians after they began using electronic medical records, according to new research, although it's not clear whether the record-keeping was connected to the decline in claims. Steven Simon, HMS associate professor of medicine at VA Boston Healthcare System, is a co-author of the study.

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