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May 1, 2013

Two large research teams have produced exhaustive genomic studies that reveal the most detailed catalog yet of the mutations that drive two deadly cancers -- endometrial cancer and acute myeloid leukemia. Raju Kucherlapati, the Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics at HMS, is a co-author of one of the studies. David Steensma, HMS associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, also authored an essay about cancer genomics.

May 1, 2013

The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine. Helene M. Langevin, HMS visiting professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, authored the piece.

May 1, 2013

T. Berry Brazelton, HMS clinical professor of pediatrics, emeritus, at Boston Children’s Hospital, is celebrating his 95th birthday this month with the publication of his memoir, Learning to Listen: A Life Caring for Children.

May 1, 2013

One in four physicians in Massachusetts received at least one gift or payment from pharmaceutical or medical device companies valued at $50 or more in the two and a half years after the state began tracking them. Aaron S. Kesselheim, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

April 30, 2013

New, noninvasive blood-plasma based methods to follow the genetic and molecular evolution of solid tumors in patients are emerging. These technologies detect mutations in circulating tumor DNA, allowing monitoring of tumor changes over time. George D. Demetri, HMS professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is one of the lead researchers.

April 30, 2013

HMS student Nathaniel P. Morris wrote this opinion piece about the importance of medical research.

April 29, 2013

Harvard University has received a $50 million gift from businessman and alumnus Len Blavatnik to support a major initiative aimed at bridging the “valley of death” — the gap between basic biomedical research and the emergence of new therapies for patients. Greg Verdine, the Erving Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at FAS, is quoted.

April 29, 2013

The Marathon bombings two weeks ago cast a bright spotlight not only on the courageous first responders, and volunteers at the scene, but also on the extraordinary people who work in health care in the Boston area. Beth Lown, HMS associate professor of medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, was a co-author of this op-ed.

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