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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 7, 2012

Doctors have warned patients about drug interactions with grapefruit juice for years, but it turns out the tart drink might actually interact with certain drugs in a good way, reducing dosages and, therefore, costs and side effects, a new study shows. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 7, 2012

The New Research Building at HMS was evacuated yesterday afternoon after a chemical spilled on the 10th floor. No injuries were reported.

August 7, 2012

The Netherlands is looking to expand partnerships in the life sciences industry in the Boston area. HMS is mentioned as a place where many Dutch students and researchers work.

August 6, 2012

It’s a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle? A team of MIT and HMS researchers has precisely measured the growth rates of single cells, allowing them to answer that fundamental question. HMS authors are: Amit Tzur, research fellow in systems biology; Paul Jorgensen, a former HMS postdoc; and Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and chair of the Department of Systems Biology.

August 6, 2012

Weight training alone or with aerobic exercise may lower diabetes risk in men, Harvard University research showed, while a German study found that physical activity keeps those with the disease alive longer. Walter Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH, is an author on the Harvard study.

August 6, 2012

Steven E. Hyman, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS, participated in a Q&A with The Boston Globe about treating mental disorders.

August 4, 2012

Nina Dudnik, a former HMS graduate student, founded Seeding Labs, a Boston-based nonprofit that sends used equipment to labs in developing countries.

August 3, 2012

A state superior court judge has thrown out a complaint lodged by Joseph Grocela, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, who challenged the hospital’s policy denying him rights to inventions he discovered on his own time at home.


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