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December 24, 2012

When faced with a thorny medical problem, Jeffrey Karp, HMS associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and his students sometimes head to Franklin Park Zoo or the New England Aquarium because animal life is a big source of inspiration for Karp and his colleagues at the center on regenerative therapeutics he runs. Robert S. Langer, HMS senior lecturer on surgery and Mehmet Toner, the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, are also quoted.

December 21, 2012

The “personalized” approach to treating cancer, which subdivides the classic types according to distortions in their genes, has been growing at a rapid pace. Raju Kucherlapati, the Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics at HMS, is quoted.

December 20, 2012

Biogen Idec Inc. said yesterday that it has formed a consortium with several academic research centers that looks to identify new approaches to treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, HMS professor of cell biology, is also the company’s senior vice president and chief scientific officer.

December 20, 2012

An international team, including researchers from HMS, found the effectiveness of a range of common sleeping tablets were of “questionable clinical importance.”

December 18, 2012

A scientific review found music's influences healing -- especially the sympathetic nervous system and the immune system, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston said music also reduces levels of serum cortisol in the blood.

December 18, 2012

Richard Keller pleaded not guilty Tuesday to possessing and receiving child pornography, including some that authorities said he had shipped to the student health center at the elite boarding school where he worked. Keller has worked at Boston Children’s Hospital and taught at Harvard Medical School and has been placed on administrative leave.

December 18, 2012

Repeat CT scans deliver a big dose of potentially hazardous radiation over time, but the short-term benefit may outweigh the long-term risk for men with testicular cancer, a new study suggests. Pari Pandharipande, HMS assistant professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the lead researcher.

December 18, 2012

Ellen Braaten, HMS assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, was a guest on My Fox Boston to discuss the Newtown tragedy.

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