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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 6, 2012

Steven E. Hyman, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS, participated in a Q&A with The Boston Globe about treating mental disorders.

August 6, 2012

It’s a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle? A team of MIT and HMS researchers has precisely measured the growth rates of single cells, allowing them to answer that fundamental question. HMS authors are: Amit Tzur, research fellow in systems biology; Paul Jorgensen, a former HMS postdoc; and Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology and chair of the Department of Systems Biology.

August 4, 2012

Nina Dudnik, a former HMS graduate student, founded Seeding Labs, a Boston-based nonprofit that sends used equipment to labs in developing countries.

August 3, 2012

A state superior court judge has thrown out a complaint lodged by Joseph Grocela, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, who challenged the hospital’s policy denying him rights to inventions he discovered on his own time at home.

August 3, 2012

Trustees at Signature Healthcare in Brockton have decided to open exclusive talks with Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center about a clinical affiliation, a move that would result in Signature dropping its two-year-old partnership with Tufts Medical Center.

August 3, 2012

A breast cancer awareness campaign by the research advocacy group Susan G. Komen for the Cure overstated the benefit that mammograms have on survival rates of women with breast cancer, researchers say in a new editorial. Daniel Kopans, HMS professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 2, 2012

Over the last few years, there has been a greater focus on reducing noise in hospital rooms. A study by Orfeu Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is referenced.

August 2, 2012

A report Thursday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a puzzle solved by specialists at Children’s Hospital and highlights the number of cultures, including Asian, African, and Middle Eastern, that use products that may contain lead. Alan Woolf, HMS professor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

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