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February 26, 2014

The biggest, broadest study of one of the hottest new trends in health care - the patient-centered “medical home” - found almost no benefits, researchers reported yesterday. Bruce Landon, professor of health care policy, is quoted.

February 26, 2014

Hooman Noorchashm, lecturer on surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Amy Reed, instructor in anaesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, have launched a campaign against a surgical procedure known as morcellation, which may have spread a dangerous form of uterine cancer in Reed. Christopher Awtrey, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also quoted.

February 26, 2014

A month after Congress passed a budget easing federal research funding cuts that had gone into effect in early 2013, Harvard administrators said last week that while research prospects may be looking up, the future remains uncertain for scientific research.

February 26, 2014

New technology being researched by professors at HMS has made methods of gene surgery more efficient and accessible and can potentially help to address major diseases caused by genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia. Research by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is cited.

February 26, 2014

Deep-vein thrombosis is often mistaken by both patients and doctors for something else. A report by Elizabeth G. Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an HMS professor of medicine, is cited. Gregory Piazza, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is also quoted.

February 26, 2014

A test that analyzes fetal DNA found in a pregnant woman’s blood proved much more accurate in screening for Down syndrome and another chromosomal disorder than the now-standard blood test, a new study has found. Michael Greene, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the coauthor of an editorial accompanying the study.

February 25, 2014

Peter R. Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, authored this piece about medical malpractice and cites a paper by Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy.

February 25, 2014

A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing ethical lines for designer babies. Vamsi Mootha, professor of systems biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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