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January 13, 2013

Making the health care system function better could save $2 trillion on health costs over the next decade, David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at HMS and Commonwealth Fund president, told CNBC's “Closing Bell” on Friday.

January 11, 2013

Doctor’s offices and clinics were inundated with calls from patients Thursday seeking flu shots, a day after Boston declared a health emergency in response to a rising number of flu cases. Health officials said there is an ample supply of vaccine. Benjamin Kruskal, HMS instructor in population medicine, is quoted.

January 10, 2013

In their quest for the next big drug discovery, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly teaming up with some of the nation’s top universities, recruiting campus scientists as partners and offering schools multimillion-dollar deals to work on experimental drugs in development. Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, is quoted. Research partnerships between Harvard and pharmaceutical companies are mentioned.

January 10, 2013

Boston researchers have for the first time used a drug to regenerate the delicate hair cells that sense sound in the ears of adult mice, in a promising initial step toward a potential treatment for hearing loss. Albert Edge, HMS associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, led the research.

January 10, 2013

Bradley Wertheim, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, explores one of the world’s most common genetic diseases and how emerging research in evolutionary medicine raises new questions about our history, development, and future as a species.

January 9, 2013

Researchers from HMS and from the military teamed up to analyze 31 supplements (all in capsule form) that are popular on military bases to find out how much caffeine is actually in these energy supplements. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the Harvard team's lead researcher.

January 9, 2013

Donald M. Berwick, HMS lecturer on health care policy, who ran the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said yesterday that he is strongly considering a run for governor in 2014.

January 9, 2013

Boston Children’s Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric research medical center, said yesterday that it has struck a partnership with a California diagnostics equipment maker to form a company to develop tests for pediatric diseases and interpret results. David Margulies, HMS research associate in biomedical informatics at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Countway, is quoted.



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