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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
March 1, 2015

Lisa Diller, professor of pediatrics at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, participated in a radio interview about how childhood cancer treatments influence life decades later, how survivors can get treatment they need, and new ways of treatment can lessen late effects. 

February 27, 2015

In viral debate over dress’ true color, scientists explain why our brains see objects differently. Joseph Rizzo, David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted.

February 27, 2015

Nancy Rappaport, associate professor of psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, participated in an interview about the effectiveness of online chat as tool for suicide prevention. 

February 27, 2015

Recent research demonstrates today’s toys are divided by gender at historically unprecedented levels. Campaigns such as Let Toys Be Toys and No Gender December have made international headlines for championing desegregated toy aisles, recommending reorganization by theme or interest. Susan Linn, instructor in psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

February 26, 2015

Pretreating human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with a small molecule called Ro-31-8425, researchers can increase the expression of the surface receptor CD11a to improve the cells’ ability to target to inflamed tissue, according to a recent study. Such improved homing of MSCs could improve the efficacy of the more than 400 MSC-based treatments currently in clinical trials. Jeffrey Karp, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is senior author; Charles Lin associate professor of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a co-author.

February 26, 2015

There is a delicate balance between preserving individual rights and protecting public health when it comes to vaccines, experts argued at a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. Nir Eyal, associate professor of global health and social medicine, is mentioned.

February 25, 2015

Analyzing blood samples from healthy human fetuses from all three trimester of gestation, researchers have comprehensively mapped the progression of the developing adaptive immune system.  Luigi Notarangelo, Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, is a co-leader of the research.

February 25, 2015

Concerns have been raised that an increasing number of young men in London are using anabolic steroids. Harrison Pope, professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital, is mentioned.

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