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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 5, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing shows how plotters can construct powerful bombs without attracting official attention. It offers a case study in the complex mix of personality and ideology at work in extremist violence. And it raises a pressing question: Is there any way to detect such plotters before they can act? Ronald Schouten, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 4, 2013

The BBC’s Horizons team visited Harvard to speak to Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, about research into personalized medicine.

May 4, 2013

Dr. Emil Frei III, an oncologist whose trailblazing use of combination chemotherapy — in which anticancer drugs are administered simultaneously rather than singly — helped make certain cancers curable for the first time, died on Tuesday at his home in Oak Park, Ill. He was 89. Frei was the emeritus director and emeritus physician- in-chief of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He was also the Richard and Susan Smith distinguished professor of medicine emeritus at HMS.

May 3, 2013

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has formed a partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, the two hospital systems announced.

May 2, 2013

A new study offers a new model to describe the way in which cells gain specific functions within the embryo. Sean G. Megason, HMS assistant professor of systems biology, led the team of researchers.

May 2, 2013

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center report that the relaxation response – a state of deep rest attained through breathing, meditation, yoga and other practices — triggers changes in gene expression that can affect the body’s immune function, energy metabolism and insulin secretion. Herbert Benson, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Towia Libermann, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, were co-senior authors of the new study.

May 1, 2013

One in four physicians in Massachusetts received at least one gift or payment from pharmaceutical or medical device companies valued at $50 or more in the two and a half years after the state began tracking them. Aaron S. Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

May 1, 2013

Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, shared her perspective on empathy after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings.

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