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June 11, 2012

Further coverage of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital.

June 11, 2012

A freezer malfunction at McLean Hospital has severely damaged one-third of the world’s largest collection of autism brain samples, potentially setting back research on the disorder by years, scientists say. Francine Benes, the William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

June 11, 2012

Certain hospital sounds, such as electronic alarms, telephones and conversations, can wake patients up even at relatively low levels, creating an environment that may slow healing, according to a new study. Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study. Jeffrey Ellenbogen, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-led the study.

June 10, 2012

Today, 10 students will move into dorms at HMS, where they will live during an eight-week fellowship that will have them working side by side with top researchers from Harvard and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Barbara Bierer, HMS professor of medicine (pediatrics) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Chinweike Ukomadu, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are quoted.

June 8, 2012

Orit Avni-Barron, HMS instructor in psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was a guest author for the CommonHealth blog about treating women who are pregnant and also have depression.

June 7, 2012

A monkey escaped from its cage in late April at an HMS animal research facility and injured a second monkey while it roamed the room, according to a federal inspection report.

June 7, 2012

Since 2008, researchers have been monitoring the brains of subjects in a study known as DIAN (for Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network) who have mutations in any of three genes that cause Alzheimer’s to see how the disease develops before symptoms occur. Rudolph Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

June 6, 2012

The severe shortage of viable organs for transplantation in the U.S. has led a transplant surgeon to propose harvesting kidneys from people who are not dead yet. Robert Truog, HMS professor of anaesthesia (pediatrics) at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

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