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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 1, 2013

A new study authored by an unusual combination of Harvard mathematicians and oncologists from leading cancer centers uses modeling to predict how tumors mutate to foil the onslaught of targeted drugs.

July 1, 2013

Brown fat cells convert chemical energy into heat in response to cool temperatures—a form of thermogenesis that is induced indirectly via the sensory nervous system and a well-known signaling pathway. But certain white and beige fat cells can sense temperature directly to activate the suite of genes involved in heat generation, according to a new study. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the study.

July 1, 2013

An aspirin-like drug appears to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Steven Shoelson, HMS professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is the senior author of the study.

July 1, 2013

For more than a century, American parents have prodded their kids to drink three daily glasses of milk, but now the tide may be turning against this once seemingly essential beverage. A commentary published Monday questions the value of three servings of milk daily and whether the harm outweighs the benefits when people drink reduced-fat milk instead of whole milk. David Ludwig, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, co-authored the commentary.

July 1, 2013

The author wrote about giving patients access to their medical records. Research by Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Jan Walker, principal associate in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is cited.

July 1, 2013

Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon. Research by Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is cited.

June 28, 2013

One by one they came to the microphone, sharing fond memories and opinions on the state of health care. Sixty years earlier, the speakers had graduated from Harvard Medical School, and tonight, in suits and tuxedoes, the Class of 1953 gathered at the Longwood campus, in Gordon Hall, for a reunion dinner. Granville Coggs, the only African-American in his 1953 HMS class, is featured.

June 27, 2013

Dr. Sara Selig’s living room is a tribute to the love of her life. Her wedding contract – a Jewish tradition – hangs in a frame over the mantle. Pictures of herself with her “beloved Gregg” rest on the table behind the couch, and were sewn into a quilt, handmade by a friend. Levi Garraway, HMS associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Ivana Kim, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology
at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and Keith Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

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