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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 23, 2012

Physicians who use social networks to share clinical experiences risk violating patient privacy. A niche industry of private social network providers has cropped up to address the desire to communicate. Bradley Crotty, HMS instructor and chief medical resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is quoted.

May 23, 2012

HSDM has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health as one of 11 schools to create training material for diagnosing and treating pain.

May 23, 2012

Malpractice claims against U.S. doctors are often dismissed, and when they go to trial, the verdict is usually in the doctor's favor, according to a new study. But even when a case is dismissed, the road is typically long for both doctors and the patients suing, researchers said. Anupam B. Jena of the Massachusetts General Hospital is quoted.

May 23, 2012

A fatty diet that helps control epileptic seizures may do so by triggering a chemical change in the brain, a discovery that could lead to new treatments, according to an HMS study. HMS professor of neurology Gary Yellen and HMS assistant professor of cell biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Nika Danial are quoted. Harvard Catalyst is mentioned.

May 22, 2012

Researchers from HMS and Oxford University report that obesity is just as common among the homeless as it is among the general population. Katherine Koh, a student at HMS, is the lead author of the study.

May 21, 2012

The New York Times featured an editorial yesterday about the risks of tanning beds and cites research conducted at HMS.

May 21, 2012

The proliferation of mobile and electronic technologies, both in the United States and overseas, has changed the way medicine is practiced, affecting both physicians and medical students. Mobile health at HMS is featured.

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