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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
September 26, 2013

Federal health officials, in their yearly push for Americans to get vaccinated against the flu, invited Paul D. Biddinger, HMS assistant professor of surgery and chief of emergency preparedness as Massachusetts General Hospital, to drive home the message.

September 26, 2013

The author asked Nobel Prize winners about what it felt like to win and how their lives have changed since the award. Jack Szostak, HMS professor of genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke about his experience.

September 25, 2013

HMS researchers have identified genomic regions that contribute to schooling behavior in cavefish, offering new insight into the genetic foundations of the evolutionary pathway of a complex social behavior. Clifford Tabin, chair of the Department of Genetics at HMS and Johanna E. Kowalko, HMS graduate student in genetics, led the research. Abigail Wark, HMS research fellow in genetics, is also quoted.

September 25, 2013

This Ask an Expert features Orfeu Marcello Buxton, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who answered questions about the causes and health consequences of sleep deficiency, particularly in middle age.

September 24, 2013

Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Joia Mukherjee, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, coauthored this opinion piece about their recent experience treating Ebola patients in Africa.Read the full article

September 24, 2013

David H. Hubel, a Nobel-winning Harvard scientist who helped revolutionize understanding of the brain, died Sunday at the age of 87, his family said. Hubel was the John Franklin Enders Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, at HMS.

September 24, 2013

Dr. David Hubel, who was half of an enduring scientific team that won a Nobel Prize for explaining how the brain assembles information from the eye’s retina to produce detailed visual images of the world, died on Sunday in Lincoln, Mass. He was 87. Hubel was the John Franklin Enders Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, at HMS.

September 24, 2013

Recovery from surgery can be quick and relatively painless for some, but a months-long slog for others. Now, researchers say they may be able figure out ahead of time how long a patient will be laid up after an operation, by looking at their immune cells. Ronald Tompkins, Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.Read the full article

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