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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
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 8, 2014

In recent years, generics have curbed the rise of drug prices, saving the American health care system billions of dollars. But increasingly, experts say, the costs of some generic drugs are going the other way. Aaron Kesselheim, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

July 8, 2014

A woman in the US has developed a tumor-like growth eight years after a stem cell treatment to cure her paralysis failed. George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

July 7, 2014

A pilot project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center allows patients to read their therapists' notes. Tom Delbanco, the Richard A. and Florence Koplow-James L. Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, is one of the leaders of OpenNotes. Kenneth Duckworth, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, and Michael W. Kahn, assistant professor of psychiatry, are also quoted.

July 7, 2014

Many kids today don’t get outside enough, especially those without generous backyards or parents eager to lead them on nature walks. So area pediatricians are increasingly writing prescriptions to encourage kids and teens to spend time outside, particularly during the summer months, when the weather is good and the lack of structured activity can lead to weight gain. Christina Scirica, HMS instructor at MGH, is quoted.

July 2, 2014

Steve Schlozman, associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds atMassachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of psychology at HMS, and Gene Beresin, executive director of The Clay Center and co-director of medical student education in psychiatry at HMS, authored this article and podcast about recent research suggesting that "black box" warnings on antidepressants led to an increase in suicide attempts by adolescents.

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