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March 23, 2015

A new Congressional bill that would improve public access to the roughly $60 billion in research the federal government funds each year is drawing praise from researchers who say it will accelerate innovation, and criticism from some publishers who fear it will undermine their financial model. Paul Anderson, K. Frank Austen Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Roger Pitman, professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

March 23, 2015

Members of the committee that recommended controversial changes to Harvard’s non-union health benefits plan said it will likely change in the future, though they have yet to determine the nature of such revisions. Joseph Newhouse, professor of health care policy, and Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, are quoted. 

March 22, 2015

Custom-crafted organisms are one example of the extremely advanced manufacturing that could thrive in the 21st century. Pamela Silver, Elliott T. and Onie H. Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is quoted.

March 20, 2015

New research can help change your approach to managing your migraines. John Mafi, research fellow in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is quoted.   

March 20, 2015

Salmaan Keshavjee, associate professor of global health and social medicine, authored this blog post about tuberculosis. 

March 19, 2015

American health care is obsessed with more. But the industry is beginning to realize that more isn’t always what’s best for patients. Atul Gawande, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, is mentioned. 

March 19, 2015

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola. Eric Perakslis, executive director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Countway Library, is quoted. This work supported by HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and the department of global health and social medicine. 

March 19, 2015

Dhruv Khullar, clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, authored this article about the efficiency-empathy trade-offs that are an inevitable and inherent tension in medicine.


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