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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 15, 2012

Compassionate care is the focus of the Schwartz Center Rounds, which are designed to improve the patient-caregiver relationship. Beth Lown, HMS associate professor of medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital; Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Jo Shapiro, HMS associate professor of otology and laryngology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are

July 15, 2012

Sharon Inouye, HMS professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, participated in a Q&A about delirium in older surgery patients.

July 13, 2012

Russ Gerber wrote an editorial about ideal health care. He mentions a Talk@12 about placebos and nocebos with speakers Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Arthur Barsky, HMS professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

July 12, 2012

A group of doctors claims Harvard University has violated the Endangered Species Act by killing and harming cotton-top tamarin monkeys atits primate research center.

July 12, 2012

An international team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists has described in detail a new kind of fat, called “beige fat,” that burns calories, rather than stores them. They have also shown that this energy-burning fat exists in adult humans, and are searching for ways to turn on such fat cells to combat obesity and diabetes. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the research. C. Ronald Kahn, the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is also quoted.

July 12, 2012

Medical students on rotation face a "dramatic variation in grading practices" at medical schools across the country, according to a new study. Erik Alexander, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 11, 2012

A gene that causes the rare,early-onset form of Alzheimer's disease can also carry a mutation that produces the opposite effect, staving off the devastating illness, scientists announced yesterday. Rudolph Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 11, 2012

North and South America were first populated by three waves of migrants from Siberia rather than just a single migration, say researchers who have studied the whole genomes of Native Americans in South America and Canada. David Reich, HMS professor of genetics, led the study.


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