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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 12, 2012

Cancer patients, while thankful for life saving treatments, are often living with side effects including chronic pain, fatigue and other disabilities. Julie Silver, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, created a comprehensive program specifically designed to help cancer patients with rehab after their treatment.

November 12, 2012

Susan E. Pories, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and award-winning breast surgeon and surgical educator at Mount Auburn Hospital, was recently elected president of the Association of Women Surgeons council at the AWS’s 31st annual fall conference in Chicago, Ill.

November 12, 2012

A report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice offers medical students a glimpse of the kind of doctors they're likely to become, depending where they do their residency. HMS-affiliated hospitals are mentioned in the report.

November 9, 2012

If Congress doesn’t avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff,” billions of dollars worth of medical research and defense contracts would be slashed, and perhaps nowhere would that be more keenly felt than in Massachusetts. Harry Orf, HMS principal associate in genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

November 9, 2012

A study published recently in Nature found new genetic links between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two autoimmune gut diseases that affect as many as 1.4 million people in the United States. Ramnik Xavier, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of the authors.

November 9, 2012

Scientists have found yet another reason to be glad it’s Friday. A new study found that the feeling we all have from time to time—that the work week gives us a headache—might not be all in our minds. Clas Linnman, HMS instructor in anaesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the research.

November 9, 2012

Some people collect stamps, others vintage cars. As a young Ph.D. student at Cambridge University in the 1980s, Claude Wischik was on a mission to collect brains in an attempt to answer a riddle still puzzling the scientific community: What causes Alzheimer's disease? Dennis Selkoe, the Vincent and Stella Coates Professor of Neurologic Diseases in the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

November 7, 2012

Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed “lung-on-a-chip” technology that mimics the effects of pulmonary edema, a medical condition caused by fluid build up in the lung’s air sacs. The study was led by Dan Huh, in collaboration with Wyss Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Leslie; and a multidisciplinary team including Geraldine Hamilton, HMS senior staff scientist; Wyss Founding Director Donald Ingber; and Ben Matthews, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.


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