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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 14, 2014

Understanding the whims and desires of bacteria is the focus of significant research in microbiology. Some strains of bacteria, for example, can either swim around in search of food or stop moving and save energy. Research in the lab of Johan Paulsson, associate professor of systems biology, is featured.

January 14, 2014

Facing challenges in their home state, top executives of Boston-based Partners HealthCare System told a national audience of investors Monday that they will create a bold “new medical model” by integrating hospitals and their medical services with insurance products and by drawing patients from across the country. Gary L. Gottlieb, professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and chief executive officer of Partners HealthCare, is quoted.

January 13, 2014

A video originally created for Harvard Medical School’s 107th Second Year Show has gained unexpected popularity and inspired the Harvard medical and dental class of 2016 to launch a nationwide academic challenge for students in grades K-12, called the HMS Organ Challenge. They’re now asking students to submit their own educational music videos on any organ system. HMS student Ben Rome is quoted.

January 13, 2014

America is chronically sleep deprived and Charles Czeisler, the Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, wants to do something about it. According to Czeisler, head of the Division of Sleep Medicine, sleep is the third pillar of health, along with exercise and eating well. Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine, and Nancy Costikyan, lecturer on psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, are also quoted.

January 13, 2014

Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this piece about how chronically ill children are living longer than ever and asks: How should we care for them?

January 13, 2014

America spends more than $80 billion a year on back pain treatments. But many specialists say less treatment is usually more effective. Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

January 13, 2014

How low is too low? That’s what physicians are debating after new advice for treating hypertension was issued in December. Elliott Antman, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate dean for clinical and translational research at HMS, is quoted.

January 11, 2014

Justina Pelletier, a teenager caught in the middle of a high-profile medical dispute and child custody battle, is expected to be discharged from Boston Children’s Hospital to a residential facility in the next few weeks, after a juvenile court judge moved on Friday to end a stalemate that has kept the girl at the hospital for almost a year.



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