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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 25, 2012

Football teams of the future — even high school squads on limited budgets — may someday have a new tool to check players for brain injuries. It’s a special form of headgear, packed with sensors that read the brain waves of athletes after they come off the field, thus detecting changes caused by the trauma of hard knocks. Matti S. Hamalainen, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 25, 2012

Scientists say that belly fat is strangely complex and widely misunderstood and that of the two types, one is associated with health risks. Steven Grinspoon, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 25, 2012

In laboratories around the world, genetic researchers using tools that are ever more sophisticated to peer into the DNA of cells are increasingly finding things they were not looking for, including information that could make a big difference to an anonymous donor. Robert C. Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 24, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture has cited Harvard University for the death of 41 mice in a research laboratory earlier this year.

August 24, 2012

A new study has found some signs that ADHD drugs may help steer kids away from cigarettes but researchers acknowledge more evidence is needed. Paul Hammerness, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

August 23, 2012

Julie Silver, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, co-founded the Star Program Certification, an evidence-based model of cancer rehab offered in hospitals in 40 states.

August 23, 2012

For those working in the office while colleagues are on vacation, the absence of disruptions might seem like a help for productivity. So why is it still so hard to focus? Jo Solet, HMS clinical instructor in medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

August 22, 2012

A blood storage facility stocked with more than 2 million frozen vials of human blood serves as a trove for scientists endeavoring to answer some of the most vexing questions in medicine. Paul Ridker, the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine and JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

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