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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 30, 2013

A new method to noninvasively diagnose cancer and monitor its progression could eliminate the need for painful and sometimes life-threatening biopsies. Fred Hochberg, HMS associate professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the researchers.

January 30, 2013

A study shows physicians may care more than you think about their patients’ pain. Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the senior author of the study.

January 30, 2013

The nematode version of a gene central to mammalian hearing turns out to encode a salt sensor, according to new research. Jeffrey Holt, HMS associate professor of otology and laryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

January 30, 2013

New research strongly reinforces the notion that prostate cancer is vastly overtreated with often dire results. Marc Garnick, HMS clinical professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

January 29, 2013

The National Football League players union, alarmed that its members die nearly 20 years earlier on average than other American men, has selected Harvard University to oversee a $100 million accelerated research initiative aimed at treating and ultimately preventing the broad-ranging health problems plaguing the athletes.

January 29, 2013

For the millions of Baby Boomers coming up on retirement, making investments in exercising, having fun, making new friends and continuing to learn are the closest thing to finding the fountain of youth, according to Harvard researchers. Robert Waldinger, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the director of the study.

January 29, 2013

The author profiles parents from Wisconsin who had a baby born with a rare disorder in which part of the brain was exposed, covered in skin, outside the head. The baby underwent groundbreaking surgery at Boston Children's Hospital. John Meara and Mark Proctor, both HMS associate professors of surgery, led the team to operate on the baby boy who is now on the road to recovery.

January 29, 2013

Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in a Q&A with CommonHealth about the role that sleep plays in consolidating memories.

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