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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 7, 2012

College of the Holy Cross student A. Joseph Dalton is hoping to gain insight into cardiac disorders by spending the summer in up-close and personal encounters with zebra fish. Dalton has been working under the supervision of Barry Paw, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

August 7, 2012

American kids' and teens' cholesterol levels are, on a whole, improving, according to a new study. Sarah D. de Ferranti, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote an accompanying editorial.

August 7, 2012

Scientists have identified a role for inflammatory monocytes in the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML), indicating that these immune cells may represent a therapeutic target. Howard L. Weiner, the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

August 7, 2012

Doctors have warned patients about drug interactions with grapefruit juice for years, but it turns out the tart drink might actually interact with certain drugs in a good way, reducing dosages and, therefore, costs and side effects, a new study shows. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 7, 2012

The New Research Building at HMS was evacuated yesterday afternoon after a chemical spilled on the 10th floor. No injuries were reported.

August 7, 2012

The Netherlands is looking to expand partnerships in the life sciences industry in the Boston area. HMS is mentioned as a place where many Dutch students and researchers work.

August 6, 2012

It’s a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle? A team of MIT and HMS researchers has precisely measured the growth rates of single cells, allowing them to answer that fundamental question. HMS authors are: Amit Tzur, research fellow in systems biology; Paul Jorgensen, a former HMS postdoc; and Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and chair of the Department of Systems Biology.

August 6, 2012

Weight training alone or with aerobic exercise may lower diabetes risk in men, Harvard University research showed, while a German study found that physical activity keeps those with the disease alive longer. Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, is an author on the Harvard study.

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