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February 18, 2013

A new, preliminary study suggests that developing females are much better able than males to fight off genetic pressure to develop symptoms of autism. Elise Robinson, HMS instructor in medicine at MassachusettsGeneral Hospital, is the lead author. Andrew Zimmerman, HMS associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is also quoted.

 

February 18, 2013

It was her own experience with debilitating side effects after cancer treatment that led Dr. Julie Silver to realize that there is a huge gap in care that keeps cancer patients from getting the rehabilitation servicesthat could help them. Silver is an HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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 18, 2013

As many as 70 percent of families with chronically ill kids use alternative therapies, according to a new study — and many of them don’t talk about these treatments with their doctors. Helene Langevin, director ofthe Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

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.

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