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February 18, 2013

Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University, co-authored this opinion piece in collaboration with Clayton M. Christensen, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and Vineeta Vijayaraghavan, senior research fellow at Innosight Institute.

February 18, 2013

When it comes to diagnosing illness, doctors may turn a deaf ear to some of the most critical information: what the patient has to say. Leana Wen, HMS clinical fellow in medicine and Joshua Kosowsky, HMS assistant professor of medicine, both emergency physicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, co-authored the new book, “When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.”

February 17, 2013

The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human GenomeProject did for genetics. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is quoted.

February 15, 2013

President Obama has awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal to T. Berry Brazelton, HMS clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus at Boston Children’s Hospital, for his groundbreaking work in pediatrics.

February 14, 2013

Harvard researchers are using scientific tools more often deployed to probe major health problems to understand the recent evolution of humans. Study leaders include Pardis Sabeti, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at FAS; Bruce Morgan, HMS associate professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Cliff Tabin, head of the HMS Department of Genetics.

February 14, 2013

The Benghazi Medical Center is now partially open and expanding its services in post-war Libya with the help of physicians from Massachusetts General Hospital who have collaborated with the team in Libya to create modern emergency services centered at the hospital. Thomas Burke, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a member of the team.

February 14, 2013

Robert Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, participated in a pro/con debate about whether it is beneficial or not for healthy people to have their entire genomes sequenced.

February 13, 2013

Hunters and elders spend decades next to narwhals, whales, seals and other animals and provide important traditional knowledge that yields ecological insights in the fast-changing Arctic. Martin Nweeia, clinical instructor in restorative dentistry and biomaterials sciences at HSDM, researches narwhal tusks.

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