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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 28, 2012

While many desk-bound, cubicle-dwelling Americans struggle with weight and fitness problems, a distinct subset is diving into a brand of exercise often advertised as military-based and that might seem extreme to outsiders. Thomas J. Gill, HMS associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 28, 2012

Babies delivered by Caesarean section may have an increased risk of obesity by age 3, a new study has found. Susanna Y. Huh, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author.

May 28, 2012

In his new book, “Leadership by Example,” Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean for continuing education at HMS, observes humans, like migrating birds, can rise beyond their expectations to the demands of leadership.

May 26, 2012

A monkey died in its cage at a Brigham and Women’s Hospital research facility in April, after becoming enmeshed in a chain while playing with a toy designed to enrich the lives of research animals.

May 24, 2012

The fastest growing cancer cells gorge themselves on a particular nutrient called glycine, a team of Boston-area scientists reported, providing a possible new lead in efforts to develop therapies that can stop a tumor’s rapacious growth. Vamsi Mootha, HMS professor of systems biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the team. Lewis Cantley, the William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also quoted.

May 24, 2012

It’s been a decade since postmenopausal women were warned off hormone replacement therapy. But follow-up studies have since indicated that the benefits of hormone pills may outweigh the risks for some women. JoAnn Manson of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital is quoted.

May 24, 2012

Donald Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, spoke at last week’s HMS Class Day about the experience of being a physician.

May 24, 2012

(Newly available without subscription) God took Dallas Wiens’s face from him on a clear November morning four years ago. In 2010, surgeons gave him a new one. E. J. Caterson, Elof Eriksson, Francis Moore, Joseph Murray and Bohdan Pomahac of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital are quoted, as is Matthew Jackson of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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