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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 8, 2013

The U.K.’s newly launched Personal Genome Project seeks volunteers. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, started the first Personal Genome Project in the U.S.

November 7, 2013

Lecia V. Sequist, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this post about lung cancer. She explains how it is the deadliest cancer, responsible for more than 25 percent of all cancer deaths. It kills roughly twice as many women as breast cancer, and almost three times as many men as prostate cancer.

November 7, 2013

Zebrafish experiments by Harvard University researchers yielded new chemicals that prod stem cells to make muscle tissue, an advance that may lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy and related disorders. Leonard Zon, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS and Boston Children’s Hospital, is one of the leaders of the study. Amy Wagers, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS and Joslin Diabetes Center, co-wrote the paper.

November 7, 2013

A local nonprofit in San Francisco is raising funds for a Harvard study to find out whether lung cancer can be inherited because of a gene mutation. Geoffrey Oxnard, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

November 7, 2013

Rumor has it the worst time and place to be sick is in a teaching hospital in July, when new doctors-in-training enter the wards and others are promoted. A new study of heart attack patients shows this pattern of worse outcomes known as the "July effect" may indeed be true - but only for the sickest people. Anupam Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, led the research.

November 6, 2013

During the last few decades the average American has lost an hour and a half of sleep per night. Sleep researchers at Harvard say the workplace is suffering to the tune of $63 billion a year as a result of insomnia, and all the health and productivity problems that go with it. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at HMS, is quoted.

November 6, 2013

A new study conducted by researchers from HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Allergy and Immunology has discovered a treatment method for peanut allergies. Dale Umetsu, the Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud Professor of Pediatrics at HMS and Boston Children’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study and Rima Rachid, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a co-author.

November 6, 2013

The hunt is on for 100,000 British volunteers to post their genetic information online in the name of science as a North American open-access DNA project arrives in Europe. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, who first launched a U.S. version of the project in 2005, is quoted.

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