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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 9, 2012

A new drug called Amyvid may help doctors give patients suffering from Alzheimer’s-like symptoms some clarity they desperately want: a conclusive diagnosis. Clifford Saper, chairman of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.

April 9, 2012

Martha Herbert, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was recently a guest on Fox 25 news to discuss her new book, "The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be."

April 6, 2012

HMS physicians are learning a cath lab procedure from physicians at "Cardiovascular University” in Kingsport, Tennessee. Jay Giri, HMS research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of the doctors who traveled to Tennessee to learn the procedure.

April 6, 2012

Two teams of Boston scientists have developed new ways to turn stem cells into different types of lung tissue, surmounting a major hurdle in trying to harness the power of stem cell biology to study and develop treatments for major lung diseases. Jayaraj Rajagopal, HMS assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, was one of the researchers.

April 6, 2012

Both good habits and bad can spread like the flu through the circle of your closest connections, and research suggests this network could be the single biggest predictor of your overall state of health. A 2007 study by Nicholas Christakis, HMS professor of healthcare policy (medical sociology) in the Department of Health Care Policy and professor of sociology at FAS, is highlighted.

April 6, 2012

A common pesticide used increasingly in recent years for crops such as corn and soybeans is the probable culprit in the destruction of honeybee colonies around the world, a study by researchers at HSPH has found. Alex Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at HSPH, led the study.

April 5, 2012

HMS researchers were part of a team that created BIND-014, a cancer-fighting nanoparticle. Omid Farokhzad, HMS associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, helped found the bioscience firm that created the nanoparticle. Robert Langer, HMS senior lecturer on surgery, helped develop the technology. John Abramson, HMS lecturer on health care policy, is also quoted.

April 4, 2012

For doctors defending medical malpractice claims, costs vary widely across specialties and can run into the tens of thousands, even when a patient did not receive a payout, new research shows. Anupam Jena, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a co-author of the study.

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