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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 19, 2012

Len Fishman, who retires next spring as chief executive of Hebrew Senior Life, recently spoke with The Boston Globe about his role there and the challenges facing the care of a rapidly growing elderly population.

August 19, 2012

Local labs are working to develop treatments for neurological disorders, multiple forms of cancer and dozens of rare genetic diseases. But the next potential blockbuster drug to emerge from the Boston area may target a less fearsome condition that nonetheless afflicts 30 million to 40 million Americans: irritable bowel syndrome. Anthony Lembo, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 17, 2012

George F. Cahill Jr., HMS professor of medicine, emeritus, and a diabetes expert who made pivotal discoveries about the role of insulin in metabolism died on July 30 in Peterborough, N.H. at the age of 85.

August 17, 2012

Draper Laboratory in Cambridge has formed a consortium of experts on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to try and find biological indications of the disease, which affects both returning soldiers as well as civilians involved in accidents or assaults. Roger Pitman, HMS professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted and is a member of the consortium.

August 17, 2012

Officially, Bill Silen, the Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, emeritus, stepped down in 1994 from his long-held and much-celebrated post as Chief of Surgery at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and professor of surgery at HMS. Yet, even now, at least two mornings a week, sometimes three, he gets up at “doctor” time, hops into his blue Toyota and heads off to Beth Israel Deaconess to do what he most likes to do: to mentor, guide and advise.

August 16, 2012

Chief executives for the Boston-area’s largest hospitals mostly earned pay packages between $1 million and $3 million in 2010, and several received bonuses for attracting more patients, improving care, or simply by agreeing to take the job.

August 16, 2012

In the latest effort to contend with exploding quantities of digital data, researchers encoded an entire book into the genetic molecules of DNA, the basic building block of life, and then accurately read back the text. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, and Sriram Kosuri, a senior scientist at the Wyss Institute for Biomedical Engineering, led the project.

August 16, 2012

The half-century-long quest to develop a male birth control pill has just gotten a boost from an unexpected corner: a Boston laboratory working to craft potent anti-cancer drugs. James Bradner, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is the lead author. David Clapham, the Aldo R. Castaneda Professor of Cardiovascular Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, is also quoted.

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