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October 25, 2013

Replication attempt shows that earlier claims about a genetic test for autism were overblown. Benjamin Neale, HMS instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the new study.

October 24, 2013

The frenzied pace of medical innovation was much in evidence at the Fourth Annual Galien Forum on Tuesday, at New York City’s Alexandria Center for Life Sciences. Reisa Sperling, professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is cited.

October 24, 2013

John Halamka, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this blog post on healthcare.gov’s IT troubles.

October 24, 2013

A team of scientists at the Cambridge-based Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a compound that can reverse some of the toxicity that occurs in brain cells created from Parkinson’s disease patients’ stem cells. Dennis Selkoe, professor of neurologic diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Vikram Khurana, instructor in neurology at MGH, are quoted.

October 22, 2013

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually carries with it a poor prognosis, and the news may be even worse for those who are obese: It could mean dying two to three months sooner than pancreatic cancer patients of normal weight, new research shows. Brian Wolpin, HMS assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the team.

October 22, 2013

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, wrote a blog post about The Cancer Genome Atlas project, which involves many HMS affiliated researchers.

October 21, 2013

More than half of new mothers feel some sadness, but postpartum depression is a serious, and treatable, condition. A new study shows that a mother’s depression during pregnancy or in the first months after giving birth can increase her child’s risk for depression 18 years later. Ann Shinn, HMS instructor in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

October 21, 2013

In our complex, changing world, leaders need the inner skill of emotional agility to manage their thoughts and emotions in a mindful, values driven and productive way. While much is being written on the requirement that leaders be adaptive, this article focuses on the critical internal, emotional skills that are necessary to achieve this. Susan David, HMS clinical instructor in psychology at McLean Hospital, is one of the co-authors of the article.

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