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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 7, 2013

Survivors of pediatric brain tumors lean on each other for support as they live into adulthood. Cori Liptak, HMS instructor in psychology and Peter Manley, HMS instructor in pediatrics, both of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, are quoted.

October 7, 2013

A recent study from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has uncovered features of the genetic code that may end a long-standing controversy in molecular biology and revolutionize the way many drugs and biofuels are currently produced. Daniel B. Goodman, a graduate student in the HST program, and George M. Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, led the study.

October 7, 2013

Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday for discovering the machinery that regulates how cells transport major molecules in a cargo system that delivers them to the right place at the right time in cells. James E. Rothman of Yale University is one of the winners. Rothman was a student at HMS and received his PhD from Harvard University in 1976.

October 7, 2013

Eating disorders are commonly thought to be a problem for girls and women, but an estimated 10 million American men have an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Roberto Olivardia, HMS clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

October 6, 2013

The higher you are in the world, the thinner the air is. Higher altitudes mean it's more difficult to breathe and gain the oxygen your body needs. Peter P. Moschovis, HMS research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

October 6, 2013

Having a general anaesthetic is a routine part of many operations. But what happens if you are still conscious after you close your eyes? Emery Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 4, 2013

Continued coverage of HMS’ decision to cancel a contract with American Cleaning Company, Inc., a Brighton-based subcontractor for cleaning services.

October 4, 2013

Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse, researchers found, saying doctors continue to overprescribe the drugs. Jeffrey Linder, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

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