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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 5, 2014

In the search for powerful anticancer and antifungal drugs, scientists are looking somewhere new — fungus-farming ants.  A new collaborative research program has received funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil. Jon Clardy, a professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at HMS and one of the leaders of the project, is quoted.

August 5, 2014

As the death toll from Ebola nears 900 in West Africa, medical ethicists warn that US medical facilities and states have few plans in place to allocate limited supplies of life-saving medications and equipment such as ventilators if such a deadly outbreak were to occur here. Robert Truog, professor of anaesthesia (pediatrics) at Boston Children's Hospital and director of the HMS Center for Bioethics, and Paul Biddinger, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted.

August 5, 2014

New research suggests surprising reasons why men are more likely to get skin cancer. An editorial on the research, co-authored by Harvard Medical School dermatologist David Fisher, HMS Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology and head of the Department of Dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital is mentioned.

August 4, 2014

The recall of a medical tool commonly used in hysterectomies means more than 50,000 women who get the procedures each year will face more painful options. Isaac Schiff, the Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology and chief of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 4, 2014

Technology is enabling more people to get mental health counseling, even if they can’t get to a therapist’s office. Janet Wozniak, associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 4, 2014

July represents the yearly introduction of medical students into residency programs, and the influx of new hands and minds into the hospital is thought to result in poor-quality care, hence the fear. Haider Javed Warraich, clinical fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, authored this piece about his perspective on the "July effect."

August 4, 2014

A provision in the health care reform law allowing parents to keep their adult children on their health-insurance plans has led to millions more young people with mental-health and substance-abuse problems getting treatment, according to a new study. Benjamin Le Cook, assistant professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is one of the authors on the study.

August 3, 2014

Through a series of videos, photographs and archival materials, filmmaker Irene Lusztig charts changing mores of birth, pregnancy and motherhood. Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.


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