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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 11, 2012

Welcome to the world of synthetic biology, where micro-organisms can be programmed to invade and destroy cancer cells. The Wall Street Journal reviews "Regenesis,” a new book by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS.

October 10, 2012

A high-profile Medicare policy that sought to reduce certain hospital-acquired infections by cutting payments tied to treating them turned out to have no impact, according to a new study. Grace Lee, HMS associate professor of population medicine, led the research.

October 10, 2012

Cambridge Health Alliance, which has been seeking a partnership with a financially stronger hospital system for two years, said yesterday that it has entered exclusive talks with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston about apotential affiliation.

October 10, 2012

Hebrew SeniorLife has expanded its geriatric primary care practice in Brookline as part of an initiative that aims to deliver health care to under-served seniors in a way that reduces the cost to the health care system by promoting preventative care and alternatives to expensive hospital emergency room treatment. Rob Schreiber, HMS instructor in medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

October 10, 2012

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, health reform means testing out new payment models and delivery systems. It also means changing the socks that patients wear. Ken Sands, chair for health care quality and HMS associate professor of medicine, and Kevin Tabb, CEO and HMS lecturer on medicine, are quoted.

October 9, 2012

Being alert to the earliest sign of a migraine is the key to preventing it from becoming debilitating and long lasting, according to experts. Rami Burstein, the John Hedley-Whyte Professor of Anaesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

October 9, 2012

A man who was badly injured in the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003 received a hand transplant on Sunday at Massachusetts General Hospital, the first procedure of its kind at the Boston hospital. Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr, HMS instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the surgical team.

October 9, 2012

In what might be an unintended consequence of health care improvement efforts, older heart attack patients seem less likely to get stents in the U.S. states that require hospitals to report the outcomes of such procedures, according to a new study. Karen E. Joynt, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead researcher.

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