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December 10, 2012

The U.S. military is testing the use of foam injections as a way to staunch internal bleeding of soldiers wounded on the battlefield. The technology may also eventually save the lives of civilians injured in car or other serious accidents far from a hospital emergency room. Robert Langer, HMS senior lecturer on surgery and David King, HMS instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

December 10, 2012

Porcupine quills penetrate the mouths of their would-be attackers with ease and prove extremely difficult to remove. Those qualities are inspiration for a futuristic tape that could help surgeons work faster and ease their patients’ post-operation pain.  Jeffrey Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the adhesive’s development.

December 10, 2012

Leana Wen, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, authored this article about her experience and use of the emergency room.

December 10, 2012

Women who have higher levels of nutrients commonly found in vegetables may have alower risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

December 10, 2012

In a new analysis, investigators found that the majority of researchers who led the most influential studies — papers from the past decade that received more than 1,000 citations by other scientists — did not have current funding from the National Institutes of Health, the predominant funder of biomedical research in the United States. Erin K. O’Shea, the Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at FAS, is quoted.

December 7, 2012

Judy E. Garber, HMS professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and David Christiani, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board by President Obama.

December 7, 2012

There is no other operating room like this in world. It hasfancy lights, flat screens, and life-saving imaging equipment typically not found in the OR. Equipment like x-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s are all within arm’s reach. It’s the AMIGO suite. A $20 million  state-of-the-art addition to Brigham and Women’s Hospital that could change the way doctors operate on breast cancer patients. Mehra Golshan, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

December 6, 2012

Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a prototype blood test for autism, and preliminary results published Wednesday suggest it could one day be used to help diagnose the disorder when children are very young and respond best to treatment. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, led the study.

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