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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 31, 2012

A former research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been found by federal authorities to have fabricated and falsified data in a scientific manuscript that was accepted by a journal but was withdrawn before publication.

May 31, 2012

Sanjiv Chopra, HMS faculty dean for continuing education and professor of medicine, is profiled about his new book, "Leadership by Example: The Ten Key Principles of all Great Leaders" and about his role as head of the HMS CME department.

May 30, 2012

The DNA molecule serves as the code of life, but it also serves as handy building material for nanoscale structures — and newly published research shows how patterns as complex as letters, numbers and smiley faces can be created far more cheaply and quickly than previously thought. Peng Yin, HMS assistant professor of systems biology and also a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, led the research with Bryan Wei, a postdoctoral fellow and Mingjie Dai, a graduate student.

May 30, 2012

Mary McNaughton-Collins, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, was recently a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss the recommendation from a federal task force against routine use of the PSA test, a common method of screening for prostate cancer.

May 29, 2012

Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer can also result inimproved quality of life for a subgroup of men who suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms, according to a new study. Martin G. Sanda, HMS professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author.

May 29, 2012

Hyper-busy, working Americans are finding it difficult to carve out time for the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep. A study by Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is featured.

May 29, 2012

Regular aspirin use, which doctors have long recommended for heart attack and stroke prevention, also may help reduce the risk of some forms of skin cancer, a new study suggests. Jennifer Y. Lin, HMS instructor in dermatology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

May 28, 2012

Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in a Q&A about a study showing that explicitly teaching empathy to doctors-in-training improves their interactions with patients.

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