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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
February 29, 2012

Harvard Medical School suspended new experiments at its New England Primate Research Center after a cotton top tamarin monkey died Sunday. It was the fourth monkey to die there under questionable circumstances in less than two years.

February 28, 2012

For more than 50 years, it has been widely believed that woman are born with all the eggs they are ever going to have. Now, one research team at Massachusetts General Hospital says they’ve found a way to take human stem cells from ovarian tissue and produce early-stage eggs. Jonathan Tilly, HMS professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research.

February 28, 2012

A single large dose of vitamin D may help women with painful periods feel more comfortable and skip painkillers, Italian researchers report. JoAnn E. Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, co-wrote a commentary accompanying the study.

February 27, 2012

For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs. Jonathan Tilly, HMS professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead researcher.

February 27, 2012

People with the bone-thinning condition osteoporosis often skip the drugs they are prescribed, and telephone counseling does little to change that, according to new research. Daniel Solomon, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was one of the lead researchers.

February 27, 2012

Ilana Yurkiewicz, a first-year HMS student, reflects on her experience interviewing to get into medical school.

February 27, 2012

Cachexia is the muscle wasting and weight loss that often accompany cancer's effects. Two potential treatments that may boost muscle strength are in Phase 3 clinical trials. Alfred Goldberg, HMS professor of cell biology, is quoted.

February 27, 2012

Follow up story about a course on global health delivery being taught in Rwanda in partnership with the country’s ministry of health and HMS. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s minister of health and HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, and Paul Farmer, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, are quoted.

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