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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 1, 2012

Ben Warf, HMS associate professor of surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, has been named a 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, one of four Boston-area recipients of the “genius grant.”

October 1, 2012

Lewis Lipsitz, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Hebrew SeniorLife, addresses the question about the causes of fainting.

October 1, 2012

You don’t have to be elderly, or even very old, to develop delirium, a kind of brain attack often accompanied by hallucinations, agitation and disorientation that can exacerbate illness, increase medical costs and even hasten death. Tamara Fong, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

October 1, 2012

The Immune Disease Institute Inc. of Boston has officially merged into Children’s Hospital Boston, effectively ending its near 60-year run as an independent nonprofit focused on molecular medical research.

October 1, 2012

Patients who have access to doctor's notes in their medical records are more likely to understand their health issues, recall what the doctor told them and take their medications as prescribed, according to a study. Tom Delbanco, HMS professor of general medicine and primary care and Jan Walker, principal associate in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are co-lead authors of the study.

September 30, 2012

For the first time ever, thanks to a handful of drug approvals over the past 2½ years, there are now multiple options for treating advanced prostate cancer. Philip Kantoff, HMS professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

September 28, 2012

A protein that drives the generation of new muscle fibers from stem cells during development and after injury paradoxically also appears to be responsible for the gradual decline in our muscles’ ability to repair as we age. Andrew S. Brack, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

September 27, 2012

Researchers can now order a “plug-and-play” human genome interpretation system from Knome, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based genome analysis company co-founded by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS.


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