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November 27, 2012

Joseph E. Murray, HMS professor of surgery, emeritus, who opened a new era of medicine with the first successful human organ transplant, died on Monday at the age of 93.

November 27, 2012

Two months after federal regulators approved the first defibrillator that can be placed under the skin instead of connecting directly to the heart, doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital implanted three of the new devices Monday in patients at risk of cardiac arrest. Laurence M. Epstein, HMS associate professor of medicine and Bruce A. Koplan, HMS assistant professor of medicine, implanted the defibrillators.

November 27, 2012

When it comes to describing medical findings, researchers may need to tone it down a bit, according to a group of heart journal editors. Christopher Cannon, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was one of a group of cardiology journal editors publishing a statement this week.

November 26, 2012

Scientists are studying how to tap the energy naturally created by people's bodies—such as heat, sound and movement—to power medical devices without the need to change batteries. Konstantina Stankovic, HMS assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was one of the leaders of the research.

November 26, 2012

A pair of Boston physicians with experience working on national health policy are launching a new journal focused on changes in the health care system, including new payment methods. Sachin H. Jain, HMS lecturer on health care policy and Amol Navathe, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, expect the first issue of Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation to be published next summer.

November 23, 2012

It was 2009 when Rudy Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was asked to appear in a GQ magazine photo shoot for a campaign called “Rock Stars of Science.” Tanzi, best known for his work on discovering genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease is also known for his musical talents.

November 19, 2012

It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image. In a new study, more than 40 percent of boys in middle school and high school said they regularly exercised with the goal of increasing muscle mass. Thirty-eight percent said they used protein supplements, and nearly 6 percent said they had experimented with steroids. Harrison Pope, HMS professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

November 19, 2012

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center say they have found the gene that can predict what time of day a person is most likely to die.

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