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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
July 21, 2014

A decade-long effort by hundreds of scientists worldwide has uncovered 128 genes involved in the brain disorder schizophrenia, findings that point to new research avenues while suggesting a cure may not be achievable with a single treatment. Steve McCarroll, assistant professor of genetics at HMS and head of genetics at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, and Mark Daly, associate professor of medicine and chief of analytic and translational genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, were authors on the study and quoted in the article.

July 20, 2014

The explosion in the use of the electronic records has created the potential for efficiencies and safety benefits but also new risks for patients, the scope of which still is not fully understood. David Bates, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is quoted.

July 18, 2014

Sonya Kurzweil, clinical instructor in psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, authored this piece about the potential of digital technologies to transform our children.

July 16, 2014

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, along with Boston Children’s Hospital, is developing a contact lens that automatically dispenses medicine to the eye. Joe Ciolino, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Daniel Kohane, professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, are working on the lens.

July 15, 2014

As Americans report feeling more isolated, some people turn to snuggling with strangers. Jacqueline Olds, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

July 15, 2014

The link between emotions and productivity has become something of a popular concept in business. More companies are adopting the idea that managers need to be in tune to the emotions of their employees. Kimberlyn Leary, associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

July 15, 2014

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are diving into an area of genetic material previously considered “junk” to hunt for cures for cancer. The hospital has launched a new Institute for RNA Medicine at its cancer center. Pier Paolo Pandolfi, the George C. Reisman Professor of Medicine, director of the cancer center and cofounder of the RNA institute, is quoted.

July 14, 2014

Though the virtual reality industry could radically transform entertainment, gaming and other forms of computing, it has an Achilles’ heel: Many people become queasy after pulling viewing devices over their eyes and slipping into an immersive world that blurs the line between physical reality and computer-generated imagery. Joseph F. Rizzo III, the David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is quoted.

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