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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
August 29, 2014

Ninety-six years ago this week, the city of Boston was dealing with it’s own viral outbreak—the start of one of the deadliest natural disasters to ever occur. A staggering number of people died in 1918. Fifty to 100 million worldwide, by some estimates. The terrifying disease in question? Not Ebola. The flu. David Hooper, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 28, 2014

A nonprofit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island, is developing low-cost and easy-to-use communication devices for people with neurological disorders who are “locked in,” virtually unable to move. Alik Widge, clinical instructor in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

August 27, 2014

A recent study found an 80 percent increased risk in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that was associated with a child’s exposure to antidepressants in the womb. Roy Perlis, HMS associate professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted. 

August 27, 2014

Though doctors spend decades perfecting their crafts, they don’t exactly get dress rehearsals when it comes to performing complex surgeries on one-of-a-kind patients. Enter the 3D printer. Peter Weinstock, associate professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

August 27, 2014

Walk-in clinics are on the front lines of primary health care, and while they offer lower costs and shorter waits, there are lessons to know before you go. Ateev Mehrotra, associate professor of health care policy and associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is interviewed.

August 27, 2014

Xenon gas may someday be used as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder after experiments with mice showed brief exposure dulled reactions to painful memories. Edward Meloni, assistant professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is quoted.

August 26, 2014

Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering atHarvard University and Boston University have developed a computer algorithm to test stem cells, abreakthrough that has allowed scientists to regrow part of a colon in a mouse. George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is quoted.

August 26, 2014

The introduction of robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost, according to a new study. Steven Chang, HMS assistant professor of surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is quoted.

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