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December 10, 2012

The U.S. military is testing the use of foam injections as a way to staunch internal bleeding of soldiers wounded on the battlefield. The technology may also eventually save the lives of civilians injured in car or other serious accidents far from a hospital emergency room. Robert Langer, HMS senior lecturer on surgery and David King, HMS instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

December 10, 2012

Porcupine quills penetrate the mouths of their would-be attackers with ease and prove extremely difficult to remove. Those qualities are inspiration for a futuristic tape that could help surgeons work faster and ease their patients’ post-operation pain.  Jeffrey Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the adhesive’s development.

December 7, 2012

Judy E. Garber, HMS professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and David Christiani, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Obama.

December 7, 2012

There is no other operating room like this in world. It hasfancy lights, flat screens, and life-saving imaging equipment typically not found in the OR. Equipment like x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s are all within arm’s reach. It’s the AMIGO suite. A $20 million  state-of-the-art addition to Brigham and Women’s Hospital that could change the way doctors operate on breast cancer patients. Mehra Golshan, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

December 6, 2012

Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a prototype blood test for autism, and preliminary results published Wednesday suggest it could one day be used to help diagnose the disorder when children are very young and respond best to treatment. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, led the study.

December 5, 2012

Researchers report that among those participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, men and women found different aspects of the program particularly beneficial in terms of maintaining sobriety. John F. Kelly, HMS associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Bettina B. Hoeppner, HMS assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

December 5, 2012

They may feel like they are going to be the death of you, but having kids may not take years off your life. In fact, a study published Thursday shows that people who tried but failed to have children are two to four times more likely to die young than parents. Alice Domar, HMS assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

December 5, 2012

The widely prescribed drug tamoxifen already plays a major role in reducing the risk of death from breast cancer. But a new study suggests that women should be taking the drug for twice as long as is now customary, a finding that could upend the standard that has been in place for about 15 years. Paul E. Goss, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Eric P. Winer, HMS professor of medicine; and Judy E. Garber, HMS professor of medicine, both of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, are quoted.

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