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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 5, 2012

Advances in understanding cancer at the molecular level mean doctors can better select the drugs that will most help individual patients. Acompany in Cambridge, MA, that was co-founded by geneticists from HMS, is mentioned.

June 5, 2012

In a large national study, researchers found that more than half the older adults who died had gone to an emergency room during the last month of their lives, and the E.R. visit had led most of them straight to a hospital bed.

June 4, 2012

While nearly one-third of children experience sleep issues at some point in their lives, about 2 to 4 percent have structural defects such as sleep apnea that cause breathing difficulties during sleep. Craig Canapari, HMS instructor in pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Umakanth Khatwa, HMS instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital; and Eliot Katz, HMS assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, are quoted.

June 4, 2012

After a decade of stalled progress, a flurry of new studies is sparking hope in the fight against the deadly skin cancer melanoma. Studies by Keith T. Flaherty, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; F. Stephen Hodi, HMS associate professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and David McDermott, director of the biologic therapy program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are featured.

June 4, 2012

Some obese people may improve their health by donating blood, a preliminary study from Germany suggests. Pieter Cohen, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

June 4, 2012

John A. Parrish, the Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology, Emeritus, at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in a Q&A about his new a book called “Autopsy of War,” which details the traumatic legacy of his service in a military field hospital in Vietnam.

June 2, 2012

Human genome sequencing is already helping researchers find new treatments for illness. Now an unusual case study suggests that the benefits of sequencing may be enhanced in combination with detailed blood tests. Research by George Church, the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at HMS, is featured.

June 1, 2012

A woman from Kingswood, Texas, could become the first person in the United States to receive transplants for both arms above the elbow. Bohdan Pomahac, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

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