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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration approved Monday the first pill aimed at preventing HIV infections in healthy people who risk contracting the disease through unsafe sex. Kenneth Mayer, HMS visiting professor of medicine at the Fenway Community Health Center, is quoted.

July 15, 2012

Bradley T. Hyman, the John B. Penney, Jr. Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital,received the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award at an Alzheimer’s Association conference in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday.

July 15, 2012

Compassionate care is the focus of the Schwartz Center Rounds, which are designed to improve the patient-caregiver relationship. Beth Lown, HMS associate professor of medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital; Helen Riess, HMS associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Jo Shapiro, HMS associate professor of otology and laryngology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, are

July 15, 2012

Sharon Inouye, HMS professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, participated in a Q&A about delirium in older surgery patients.

July 13, 2012

Russ Gerber wrote an editorial about ideal health care. He mentions a Talk@12 about placebos and nocebos with speakers Ted Kaptchuk, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Arthur Barsky, HMS professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

July 12, 2012

Medical students on rotation face a "dramatic variation in grading practices" at medical schools across the country, according to a new study. Erik Alexander, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

July 12, 2012

A group of doctors claims Harvard University has violated the Endangered Species Act by killing and harming cotton-top tamarin monkeys atits primate research center.

July 12, 2012

An international team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists has described in detail a new kind of fat, called “beige fat,” that burns calories, rather than stores them. They have also shown that this energy-burning fat exists in adult humans, and are searching for ways to turn on such fat cells to combat obesity and diabetes. Bruce Spiegelman, the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, led the research. C. Ronald Kahn, the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is also quoted.


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