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July 27, 2012

New research sheds light on the fact that while access to health care has improved in Massachusetts, those in public programs have more difficulty finding doctors and paying for care. Danny McCormick, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is the lead author.

July 27, 2012

A team of Boston scientists has for the first time altered the brain activity and behavior of monkeys with what sounds like science fiction — blue flashes of light that directly activate brain cells. Wim Vanduffel, HMS assistant professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

July 27, 2012

The massacre in Aurora, Colorado, has focused attention on abnormal or extreme behavior in the young. Serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, typically crop up in late adolescence or early adulthood, psychiatrists say. Mark Goldstein, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, is quoted.

July 26, 2012

In a finding that could offer vital clues to scientists working to cure AIDS, Boston researchers reported Thursday that the virus was quashed beyond detection in two HIV-infected patients who underwent bone marrow transplants while taking powerful drug cocktails. Daniel Kuritzkes, HMS professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Timothy Henrich, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study. 

July 26, 2012

David Blumenthal, the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and one of the nation’s leading health information technology experts, will leave Partners HealthCare at the end of this year to head The Commonwealth Fund based in New York City.

July 26, 2012

Expanding U.S. state Medicaid programs may contribute to reduced death rates, as the poor, elderly and other vulnerable people benefit from greater access to health care, Harvard University researchers said in a report. Benjamin Sommers, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

July 25, 2012

Each year since 2006, Hebrew SeniorLife, the large Harvard-affiliated senior care nonprofit, has selected a group of committed nursing assistants to be trained as licensed practical nurses. The latest class will be recognized during a pinning ceremony this evening.

July 25, 2012

Whooping cough is making a comeback with an unusually high number of cases reported in the U.S. so far this year. Darria Long Gillespie, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was a guest on My Fox Boston to discuss the issue.

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