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October 7, 2013

Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday for discovering the machinery that regulates how cells transport major molecules in a cargo system that delivers them to the right place at the right time in cells. James E. Rothman of Yale University is one of the winners. Rothman was a student at HMS and received his PhD from Harvard University in 1976.

October 7, 2013

Eating disorders are commonly thought to be a problem for girls and women, but an estimated 10 million American men have an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. Roberto Olivardia, HMS clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

October 7, 2013

Accusations of diagnostic mistakes — alleged errors tied to failing to make an appropriate referral to a specialist, rushing through a physical exam, or neglecting to follow up on an abnormal test result — are by far the most common reason that Massachusetts primary care doctors get sued for malpractice, a new study found. Gordon Schiff, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the study.

October 7, 2013

A Harvard task force this month will hold meetings to gather feedback as it develops recommendations on the university’s e-mail privacy policies in the wake of the recent revelation that administrators secretly searched about 14,000 e-mail accounts looking for a leak to the media about the school’s cheating scandal.

October 6, 2013

The higher you are in the world, the thinner the air is. Higher altitudes mean it's more difficult to breathe and gain the oxygen your body needs. Peter P. Moschovis, HMS research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the study.

October 6, 2013

Having a general anaesthetic is a routine part of many operations. But what happens if you are still conscious after you close your eyes? Emery Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

October 4, 2013

Continued coverage of HMS’ decision to cancel a contract with American Cleaning Company, Inc., a Brighton-based subcontractor for cleaning services.

October 4, 2013

Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse, researchers found, saying doctors continue to overprescribe the drugs. Jeffrey Linder, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, led the research.

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