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May 27, 2013

A new disease at the crossroads of psychiatry and neurology could help in the understanding of psychosis. Work by Joseph Coyle, the Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is cited.

May 26, 2013

Boston surgeons who have successfully transplanted donor faces and hands onto badly disfigured patients are now evaluating several amputees for leg transplants, a highly experimental operation believed to have been done just twice around the world, and never in the United States. Matthew Carty, HMS assistant professor of surgery, and Bohdan Pomahac, HMS associate professor of surgery, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are quoted.

May 24, 2013

Drugs commonly used to treat glaucoma may cause droopy eyelids and other side effects that can interfere with vision, according to a new study. Louis Pasquale, HMS associate professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is the senior author.

May 24, 2013

Sanjiv Chopra, faculty dean for continuing education at HMS and professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is featured in this interview with his brother, Deepak, about their new book, “Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream.”

May 23, 2013

A. Eden Evins, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored an opinion piece for the Room for Debate section of The New York Times about converging evidence that suggests cannabis is addictive for many and harmful to adolescents and to those at risk for mental illness.

May 23, 2013

Everybody itches. Sometimes itch serves as a useful warning signal — there's a bug on your back! But sometimes itch arises for no apparent reason, and can be a torment. Scientists now say they've got a much better clue as to how itch happens. Ethan Lerner, HMS associate professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 23, 2013

Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, HMS professor of cell biology, has been appointed to the post of chief scientific officer of Biogen Idec Inc., the Weston biotechnology company perhaps best known for its multiple sclerosis drugs announced.

May 23, 2013

In the early days of the light bulb, Thomas Edison assured people his invention wouldn’t harm health or disrupt sleep. But as we increasingly migrate toward a 24/7 plugged-in society, Harvard sleep expert Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr.,Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, casts doubt on that assurance.

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