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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.”

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 18, 2012

The Boston Globe ran an editorial about the New England Primate Research Center.

March 17, 2012

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is teaming up with more than 50 hospitals and 16,500 doctors across the state to offer Massachusetts employers and their workers a 10 percent savings on health insurance by forming what they call a “focused network’’ of medical care groups.

March 17, 2012

Irving Kirsch, HMS lecturer on medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, recently participated in a Q&A about the placebo effect.

March 15, 2012

In a new study, a group of researchers looked at the records of patient visits to a sample of office-based physicians to find out whether doctors with electronic access to imaging results ordered more tests than doctors without them. Stephen Soumerai, HMS professor of population medicine, is quoted.


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