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September 17, 2013

Using two high-tech imaging techniques custom-built for their field, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School will unveil a new method for examining tumor growth at the Frontiers in Optics annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., in October. Dai Fukumura, HMS associate professor of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the researchers.

September 17, 2013

Thirteen people are dead, including the gunman, and eight are wounded following a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. Mass shootings can have a lasting effect on people, even on those who aren't actually there. Joseph Shrand, HMS instructor of psychiatry, joined NECN to talk about the impact they can have on the mind.

September 16, 2013

More insurers are expected to cover a range of treatments for obesity now that the AMA has officially deemed obesity a “disease” rather than a psychological failure of will. Lee Kaplan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Eddie Phillips, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, are quoted.

September 16, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris authored this op-ed about Don Berwick’s campaign.

September 16, 2013

Two Harvard stem-cell scientists are teaming up with a German biotech company to expand the search for a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Kevin Eggan and Lee Rubin, both professors of stem cell and regenerative biology at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, will conduct amyotrophic lateral sclerosis trials in partnership with Evotec, the university and the company announced.

September 16, 2013

The digital age provides wonderful opportunities to connect, but also big challenges, particularly for parents and their children. Laptops and smartphones, texting, sexting and online social networking can take over. That is according to Catherine Steiner-Adair, HMS research associate in psychology at McLean Hospital, author of a new book called “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.”

September 16, 2013

A new analysis from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers suggests that mammograms prevent breast cancer deaths in women in their 40s by detecting some cancers in an earlier, more curable stage than cancers in women who don’t get screened. Some, however, cast doubt on the study design.

September 14, 2013

Stephen Crohn’s resistance to AIDS helped lead to a deeper understanding of H.I.V., the virus that causes the disease, simply by staying alive and working with doctors to help figure out why he was. Mr. Crohn died on Aug. 23 in New York City at 66. Bruce D. Walker, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.



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