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August 14, 2013

Neuroscientists have now devised a single metric of brain activity that could help to distinguish between different states of consciousness and guide medical treatment for people with brain injuries. Joseph Giacino, HMS associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted.

August 14, 2013

Nearly one-third of all the money that Massachusetts insurers spent on acute hospital care last year went to Partners HealthCare, according to a new Patrick administration analysis that underscores the dominance of the state’s largest medical provider.

August 14, 2013

A new study found that the use of MRIs to screen for breast cancer has increased substantially among older women. And women who had MRIs were more likely to be diagnosed with cancer in both breasts and have both breasts removed. Daniel B. Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 14, 2013

The aggressiveness of a prostate cancer tumor -- meaning how fast it's growing, and how much it's grown -- might not change with time, at least for some men, according to a new study. Kathryn Penney, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead researcher.

August 14, 2013

We shield social security numbers, conceal credit cards and shred sensitive records. Now it's time to think about how closely we guard our genomes. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS and David Altshuler, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

August 13, 2013

Seeing people of different races early in life may sculpt the developing brain, a new study suggests. Charles Nelson, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 12, 2013

It isn't just the beer that contributes to beer bellies. It could also be the extra calories, fat and unhealthy eating choices that may come with moderate drinking. Eric Rimm, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 12, 2013

Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs. Jerry Avorn, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.



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