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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 29, 2013

Doctors might better predict a woman's risk for breast cancer by tracking levels of key hormones, Harvard researchers report. Shelley Tworoger, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

October 29, 2013

Performing a prostate-specific antigen, or PSA test for prostate cancer screening in men with no symptoms of the disease when they are expected to live less than 10 years is on the new “Top Five” list of things not to do, released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Lowell Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is the lead author of the article.

October 28, 2013

Doctors often don't test for it, and patients may have no symptoms until they are in crisis. Yet kidney disease is fast becoming a dangerous health threat, and one of the most costly, in the U.S. Robert Stanton, HMS associate professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is quoted.

October 28, 2013

Poverty and lack of nurturing in early life may have a direct effect on a child’s brain development, according to a study that found smaller brain volumes in poor, neglected children. Charles Nelson, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, wrote an accompanying editorial in the journal.

October 27, 2013

Edward Kravitz, the George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology at HMS, was recently a guest on the Science Studio radio program to discuss his research on aggression in fruit flies.

October 27, 2013

We spend so much time asleep, there must be an important reason for it -- or so the thinking goes. Sleep lies somewhere between bodily function and behavior -- we need it, we can't function without it, and yet we have some control over the circumstances in which it happens. Research conducted at HMS is cited.

October 25, 2013

Steven Schlozman, assistant professor of psychiatry at MGH, authored this NYTimes magazine story.

October 25, 2013

Vicodin and other hydrocodone-based painkillers, the most popular pharmacy drugs in the U.S., would be placed under stricter prescribing limits to curb abuse, in a policy reversal by the Food and Drug Administration. Edward Michna, assistant professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.

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