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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 10, 2012

George Xu and Stephanie Yaung, both second-year PhD students, have developed a device resembling a pregnancy test that, within minutes, could not only tell doctors whether a newborn has PKU, a rare condition in which a baby is born without the ability to properly break down an amino acid called phenylalanine.

July 9, 2012

Researchers found that Finnish babies who lived with a dog or - to a lesser extent - a cat spent fewer weeks with ear infections, coughs or running noses. T. Bernard Kinane, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, is quoted.

July 9, 2012

In a new study, a team at HMS reveals more detail about the social and psychological factors that affect quality of death. Holly Prigerson, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

July 9, 2012

Researchers are studying the ability of beneficial micro-organisms - or probiotics - to treat a range of conditions from eczema to inflammatory bowel disease. Athos Bousvaros, HMS associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 9, 2012

A new study points to a single gene as a cause of autism-like behavior, with rapamycin, a commonly used immunosuppresant drug, working effectively to prevent these symptoms. Mustafa Sahin, HMS associate professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the senior author of the study.

July 9, 2012

Researchers have discovered a key molecule in the immune system that may effectively inhibit the growth of melanoma – a revolutionary find that could pave the way for new treatments of skin cancer. Thomas Kupper, the Thomas B. Fitzpatrick Professor of Dermatology and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the lead authors of the study.

July 9, 2012

Sitting for less than three hours a day might add two years to your lifespan, suggests a newstudy. I-Min Lee, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is one of the researchers.

July 9, 2012

A decade after the Women’s Health Initiative report was released about hormone replacement therapy, women are still confused and so are many doctors. JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, helped conduct the study.

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