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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 27, 2012

Americans spent more than $23 billion last year for cancer drugs, more than we paid for prescriptions to treat anything else. But many oncologists are starting to question what we are getting in return for thatbill, whether the war on cancer has become too much of a race to produce the next blockbuster. Lowell Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at B eth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 27, 2012

Numerous surveys have found that patients want immediate access to the results of their laboratory and other diagnostic tests. In an era of transparency and patient engagement, they are getting their wish. Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

August 25, 2012

Scientists say that belly fat is strangely complex and widely misunderstood and that of the two types, one is associated with health risks. Steven Grinspoon, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 25, 2012

In laboratories around the world, genetic researchers using tools that are ever more sophisticated to peer into the DNA of cells are increasingly finding things they were not looking for, including information that could make a big difference to an anonymous donor. Robert C. Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 25, 2012

Football teams of the future — even high school squads on limited budgets — may someday have a new tool to check players for brain injuries. It’s a special form of headgear, packed with sensors that read the brain waves of athletes after they come off the field, thus detecting changes caused by the trauma of hard knocks. Matti S. Hamalainen, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 24, 2012

A new study has found some signs that ADHD drugs may help steer kids away from cigarettes but researchers acknowledge more evidence is needed. Paul Hammerness, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

August 24, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture has cited Harvard University for the death of 41 mice in a research laboratory earlier this year.

August 23, 2012

For those working in the office while colleagues are on vacation, the absence of disruptions might seem like a help for productivity. So why is it still so hard to focus? Jo Solet, HMS clinical instructor in medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

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