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June 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will unveil a bold proposal next week that would reshape a twisting section of Storrow Drive and create three acres of new parkland on what are now parking lots.

June 20, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and seven biopharmaceutical companies have announced the  formation of the Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium. Jeffrey Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS, spoke at the press conference.

June 20, 2012

Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, suggested to his neighbor, the mayor of Cambridge, that she consider restrictions on supersized sodas and sugary beverages like those recently proposed in New York City to combat obesity, which inspired Mayor Henrietta Davis to propose that her city study the issue.

June 19, 2012

MASS Design focuses on designing medical buildings with dignity — from Rwanda to Haiti to here at home. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, is quoted.

June 19, 2012

Oklahoma State and Harvard Medical School are new to the most popular medical schools list —those that enrolled the highest percentages of accepted students.

June 19, 2012

Many doctors-in-training have gone to work with flu symptoms, ignoring the risks of passing on bugs to vulnerable patients, a new survey shows. Anupam Jena, a senior resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is quoted.

June 19, 2012

Gary Ruvkun, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of two Massachusetts researchers who will be awarded the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research from Johnson & Johnson, the company announced yesterday at the BIO International Convention in Boston.

June 19, 2012

Is loneliness lethal? According to two new studies published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, living alone or feeling lonely can increase your chances of disability and early death. Research by Deepak L. Bhatt, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

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