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February 21, 2013

The protective power of antioxidants against stroke and dementia may have less to do with your total dietary intake of antioxidants and more to do with the specific foods that contribute to your antioxidant level, new research suggests. Elizabeth E. Devore, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the study.

February 20, 2013

Neel Shah, HMS clinical fellow in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and an advocate for more transparency, value and rationality in the medical system, makes a persuasive case that medical students are in dire need of instruction on how to think about the cost of medical care.

February 20, 2013

The authors reflect on the days surrounding the tragic Rhode Island Station Nightclub Fire and the ten years since that time and recently published a study examining the physical and emotional trauma of more than 100 survivors of the incident. Jeffrey C. Schneider is an HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Colleen M. Ryan is an HMS associate professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

February 20, 2013

Eleven scientists, most of them American, were scheduled to be named on Wednesday as the first winners of the world’s richest academic prize for medicine and biology — $3 million each, more than twice the amountof the Nobel Prize. Eric Lander, HMS professor of systems biology, is one of the recipients, as is Lew Cantley, founding member of the HMS department of systems biology, recently named director of the Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

February 20, 2013

Have we entered a period where people are screening too much for disease? The Wall Street Journal put the question to The Experts, an exclusive group of industry and thought leaders who engage in in-depth online discussions of topics. Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, offered his perspective.

February 20, 2013

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to talk to New England Baptist Hospital about a range of potential joint clinical and community programs, but a merger is not in the works.

February 19, 2013

With little more than a week left before across-the-board federal budget cuts could go into effect, Massachusetts politicians joined scientists and the state’s top health care administrators Monday to offer a grim prognosis ofthe impact National Institutes of Health spending cuts would have on the Bay State, and Boston in particular. Gary Gottlieb, HMS professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Robert Kingston, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

 

February 19, 2013

About one-third of chemotherapies are used to fight cancers that drug regulators never approved them to treat, says a new study. Nancy Keating, HMS associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

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