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July 13, 2014

In a few weeks, clinical psychologist Robert Franks will take over leadership of the Judge Baker Children's Center, a century-old Harvard affiliated center that addresses children’s mental health. There’s a lot more that can be done to support children’s mental health, said Franks, currently an assistant clinical professor at the schools of medicine at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut.

July 11, 2014

A campaign has been launched by the nonprofit Institute of Patient-and Family-Centered Care, called Better Together, to persuade hospitals to eliminate restrictive visiting hours and permit families, broadly defined, to remain with loved ones throughout their stays, even in intensive care units. Sharon Inouye, professor of medicine at Hebrew SeniorLife, is quoted.

July 11, 2014

A new study indicates that malnutrition during pregnancy can affect the sperm of male offspring. Mary-Elizabeth Patti, assistant professor of medicine at Joslin Diabetes Center, is one of the leaders of the study.

July 11, 2014

A Boston-based team published proof Thursday that one of the most alluring ideas in cancer care can work: Exceedingly rare tumor cells can be filtered from a patient’s blood sample and used to noninvasively monitor the evolution of cancer and identify the most promising treatments. Daniel Haber, the Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter D. Schwartz Professor of Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, oversaw the study.

July 9, 2014

Researchers say architectural design cues make people want to gamble, perhaps more than digital environments do. HMS studies are cited. Howard Shaffer, associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, was one of the authors.

July 9, 2014

When Harvard Medical School decided to tackle a DNA sequencing algorithm that already had been “solved” by the National Center of Biotechnology Informatics’ (part of NIH) MegaBLAST algorithm, it turned to open innovation. Harvard Catalyst is featured. Eva Guinan, professor of radiation oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, coauthored the study.

July 9, 2014

Mutations within a small cluster of genes tied to tumor growth are involved in three-quarters of the cases of the most common form of lung cancer, according to a study that could help link treatment to specific genetic flaws. Matthew Meyerson, professor of pathology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a lead investigator on the study.  

July 9, 2014

Once derided as “Doc in a Box” medicine, urgent care has mushroomed into an estimated $14.5 billion business, as investors try to profit from the shifting landscape in health care. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy, is quoted.

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