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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 3, 2012

Taking vitamins E and C may do nothing to protect aging eyes from macular degeneration -- the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, a new clinical trial finds. William G. Christen, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead researcher.

May 2, 2012

New research shows that even if you exercise, sitting for long stretches isn’t healthy. Edward Phillips, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is quoted.

May 2, 2012

Resveratrol, which is abundant in the skins of grapes, spares mice from the harmful effects of a fatty diet, and work in yeast, fruitflies and roundworms has suggested that the chemical lengthens the lives of these organisms by activating proteins called sirtuins. David Sinclair, HMS professor of genetics, is the lead author of the study.

May 2, 2012

The new accountable care organization model faces conflicting dangers: either it won't be strong enough to upend entrenched incentives or it will be so successful it will prove too politically disruptive to survive. Michael Chernew, HMS professor of health care policy, is quoted.

May 2, 2012

Scientists have caught tiny amounts of a strangely shaped protein — a relative of a well-known suspect in Alzheimer’s disease — spreading destruction throughout the brains of mice. If a similar process happens in the human brain, it could help explain how Alzheimer’s starts, and even suggest new ways to stop the dangerous molecule’s spread. Rudy Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology
at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

May 1, 2012

A new study has found that fewer than 1 in 5 Hubway bike-sharers are using helments, compared with more than half of those who ride their own bikes throughout thecity. Christopher Fischer, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the authors of the study.

May 1, 2012

Byron Good, HMS professor of medical anthropology and Mary-Jo Good, HMS professor of social medicine from the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, are researching innovative strategies for providing mental health care in areas of high trauma in the developing world.

May 1, 2012

Kiran Gupta, HMS clinical fellow in medicine, writes about her experiences as a resident in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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