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April 8, 2013

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, a quasi-public state agency, announced Monday that about $9 million in grants are being allocated to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to renovate research labs.

April 7, 2013

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, co-authored this piece about healthcare systems.

April 6, 2013

Pediatricians have much lower rates of malpractice claims and indemnity payments than other physicians, but similar rates of payments that exceed $1 million, according to an analysis of the malpractice claims of 40,916 physicians (1630 pediatricians) from 1991 to 2005. Anupam B. Jena, HMS assistant professor of health care policy, was one of the lead authors.

April 5, 2013

The author spoke with Steven Schlozman, HMS assistant professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, about President Obama’s new initiative to map the human brain.

April 5, 2013

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center plans to break ground Wednesday on a new cancer treatment facility in Needham, according to the hospital.

April 5, 2013

Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, said that details about the new BRAIN initiative would be hammered out by a “dream team” of 15 scientists who will hold their first meeting at the end of the month. George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is quoted.

April 4, 2013

Sequestration, the automatic, across-the-board spending reductions triggered last month after U.S. lawmakers failed to agree on a debt strategy, has cast a shadow of uncertainty over public funding for medical research. Joan Brugge, chair of the Department of Cell Biology, is quoted.

April 3, 2013

A microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells could give doctors a noninvasive way to diagnose and track cancers. Mehmet Toner, the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the lead researchers.

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