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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 17, 2012

Boston-area researchers are working to untangle how an antibiotic produced by bacteria in soil on Easter Island works and determine whether it could be harnessed to improve health. T. Keith Blackwell, HMS professor of genetics at Joslin Diabetes Center, is quoted.

September 17, 2012

Robert Stickgold, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, spoke with The Boston Globe about the role of sleep in our lives.

September 17, 2012

Fast-growing Steward Health Care has hired away Arvind Agnihotria, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Agnihotria will oversee cardiac surgery at Steward’s largest hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, starting Oct. 1.

September 14, 2012

Thomas Burke, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, was preparing to begin a 10-year cooperative effort between Mass. General and Benghazi Medical Center to develop an emergency care infrastructure when tragedy struck. Just hours before Burke was scheduled to meet with John Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, the US consulate was attacked.

September 14, 2012

HMS was put on probation in June by an international organization that accredits animal research programs at hundreds of universities, hospitals, companies, and government agencies.

September 13, 2012

Social isolation in youth may wreak havoc on the brain by disrupting a protein crucial to the development of the nervous system's support cells, new research finds. Gabriel Corfas, HMS professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, led the study.

September 13, 2012

Lewis Cantley, the William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is leaving Harvard to head the new cancer center at New York City's Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His appointment is effective Oct. 15.

September 12, 2012

Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeons said at a news conference yesterday that the hospital has approved a patient for transplant surgery — the first double arm transplant above the elbow to be performed in the United States. Bohdan Pomahac, HMS associate professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is quoted.



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