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March 21, 2012

An animal rights group has alleged that seven months ago, a primate death occurred at the New England Primate Research Center that should have been reported to federal regulators. HMS responded to the complaint with the explanation that there was a death at the center in August, but that the animal received appropriate care for a complication that was a known risk of an approved surgical procedure.

March 20, 2012

A survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health for the Massachusetts Medical Society found that only 29 percent of doctors said they were ready to enter into global payment arrangements, and less than half believe that global payments will reduce medical spending.

March 20, 2012

Rajni Aneja has been named executive vice president at Joslin Diabetes Center.

March 20, 2012

Taking aspirin every day may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading, according to two new studies. Andrew T. Chan, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the co-author of a comment published with the articles.

March 19, 2012

Arnold Relman, HMS professor of medicine, emeritus, and Marcia Angell, HMS senior lecturer on social medicine, are profiled for their movement against for-profit medicine.

March 19, 2012

Applying vaccines to the upper layers of the skin could stimulate a different and more powerful immune system response than the traditional approach of injecting a vaccine into muscle, according to a growing body of research by Boston scientists. Thomas Kupper, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, led the new study.

March 19, 2012

Robert Martuza, the William and Elizabeth Sweet Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been investigating how to weaken viruses to be used as cancer-fighters.

March 19, 2012

What is an incidentalome? In a new paper, Robert Green, HMS lecturer on medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, says it is a finding that is “incidental,” because it turned up even though you weren’t looking for it. Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, is credited with coining the term “incidentalome.”

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