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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 30, 2014

With new cancer drugs priced as high as $10,000 a month and more, and insurers tightening payment rules, patients who thought they were well covered increasingly find themselves having to make life-altering decisions about what they can afford. An HMS study is cited in the article.

May 30, 2014

Melvin J. Glimcher, the Harriet M. Peabody Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Emeritus, died on May 12 at the age of 88.

May 29, 2014

Vivek Murthy, instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and this year’s student choice as the HMS and HSDM Class Day speaker, urged the 160 HMS students and 36 HSDM students who graduated to find and stand up for their unique vision and values.

May 29, 2014

The new SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platform aims to revolutionize the way providers and patients use applications to improve access to and quality of care. The SMART program is led by Kenneth Mandl, professor of pediatrics; Isaac Kohane, the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS; and Joshua Mandel, instructor in pediatrics, all of Boston Children's Hospital.

May 28, 2014

With a simple, low-power laser, Harvard University scientists have triggered naturally-occurring dental stem cells to regrow teeth in rats. The work is a step toward developing a new form of dental therapy that could be used in people, but also represents a broader shift in thinking about how to trigger the body’s natural regenerative capacity. The lead authors collaborated with researchers from HMS and HSDM.

May 28, 2014

The hormone estrogen is the recommended treatment for menopausal night sweats and hot flashes, but some women are unable or unwilling to use it. Now a clinical trial suggests that the antidepressant venlafaxine, often used as an alternative, is equally effective. Hadine Joffe, associate professor of psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is the lead author of the study.

May 28, 2014

Changes in the way doctors can prescribe the cholesterol-lowering drugs means millions of healthy people should now be taking the pills. But that may not be such a good idea.

May 27, 2014

Boston researchers will build a generation of brain implants under an ambitious Defense Department program aimed at pioneering more precise ways to treat mental illnesses suffered by combat veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and depression. Emad Eskandar, the Charles Anthony Pappas Professor of Neurosciences, and Darin Dougherty, associate professor of psychiatry, both of Massachusetts General Hospital, will lead the project. Steven Hyman, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at FAS, is also quoted.

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