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March 29, 2012

The brain is crisscrossed by neural highways that follow a simple, grid-like pattern, much like ordered city streets that intersect at right angles, according to newresearch. Van Wedeen, HMS associate professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

March 29, 2012

Two Boston-area teams have assembled massive encyclopedias that predict the vulnerability of hundreds of different subtypes of cancer to dozens of drugs. Levi Garraway, HMS associate professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is one of the leaders of the work. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, the George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is also quoted.

March 29, 2012

Ember Therapeutics Inc., a Boston start-up looking to build a portfolio of intellectual property related to brown fat, said yesterday that it has completed a licensing agreement with the Joslin Diabetes Center.

March 28, 2012

HMS announced today that Russell S. Phillips, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been named director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. Andrew L. Ellner, HMS instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was hired as co-director.

March 27, 2012

Kids with asthma end up in the hospital slightly more often when co-pays for their medications are higher, suggests a new report. Anupam Jena, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the investigators.

March 27, 2012

Researchers have found that it is possible for doctors to misread the latest American Psychiatric Association guidelines and think the best first step is to write up a prescription for antidepressants. Harold Bursztajn, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is one of the authors.

March 27, 2012

Many people live with physical conditions such as prehypertension or prediabetes that are not quite full-blown illnesses, and a new series of books argues that the same is true of mental health conditions. Julie Silver, HMS assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, developed the idea for the book series. Robert Doyle, HMS clinical instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a co-author.

March 27, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently focused on President Obama’s health care plan. Lost in all the legal talk is a unique effort by local doctors to improve the level of health care, especially in populations of color. Augustus White, the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education and Alden Landry, HMS instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are quoted.

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