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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 10, 2015

This month, doctors in Boston will begin the BabySeq project, in which they will sequence the genomes of newborns to look for signs of diseases that begin in childhood. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 9, 2015

Facing the loss of patent protection and profits on top-selling brands, drugmakers sometimes stop or sharply limit sales of drugs to force consumers to switch to a somewhat modified, newly patented version before generic rivals have a chance to get into the market. Jerry Avorn, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 9, 2015

David J. Hunter, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, authored this opinion peice about the recent PBS series “The Emperor of All Maladies.”

April 9, 2015

Some leading vitamin stores have announced that they were pulling from their shelves a group of supplements that may contain a dangerous stimulant. Pieter A. Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

April 8, 2015

Sudden death, a mysterious and devastating outcome of epilepsy, could result from a brain stem shutdown following a seizure, researchers report. Although the idea is still preliminary, it’s engendering hope that neurologists are one step closer to intervening before death strikes. Michael Moskowitz, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 8, 2015

The Harvard-run New England Primate Medical Research Center has come under additional scrutiny following allegations that between 1999 and 2011, a dozen monkeys were found dead in their cages or euthanized at the center. Frederick Wang, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

April 8, 2015

HMS student, Sarrah Shahawy, participated in a interview as part of a video sdries entitled “ hat it Means to be Muslim in America." 

April 8, 2015

Could genome sequencing newborns give valuable insight or do harm? That's the question US doctors are trying to answer in a pioneering trial starting this month. Robert Green, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted. Alan Beggs, Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is mentioned.

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