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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
November 17, 2015

A three-year old, largely virtual biotech firm in Cambridge hopes to test a combination of two existing drugs in humans starting next year as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and ALS. Rudolph Tanzi (Mass General) is quoted. 

November 16, 2015

A new database includes complete sequences of protein-coding DNA from 60,706 individuals. Daniel MacArthur (Mass General) led the research and Heidi Rehm (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 

November 15, 2015

Case highlights growing threat of a TB strain that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics. Jennifer Furin (HMS) and Mercedes Becerra (HMS) are quoted.

November 14, 2015

A peculiar side effect of the 21st century is something called digital motion sickness or cybersickness. Steven Rauch (Massachusetts Eye & Ear) is quoted. 

November 12, 2015

Mallika Marshall (Mass General) authored this article about sequencing the genome of newborns. Robert Green (Brigham and Women’s) and Alan Beggs (Boston Children’s) are quoted. 

November 12, 2015

After years of planning, Harvard Medical School this fall launched a formal initiative to integrate the arts and humanities into the traditionally hard-sciences focused campus in an effort to cultivate more empathetic medical professionals. David Jones (HMS) and Ronald Arky (Brigham and Women's) are quoted. 

November 12, 2015

Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey Flier plans to resign next summer after nine years in office. Jeffrey S. Flier (HMS dean), Peter Slavin (president of Mass General) and Jack Rowe (Mass General) are quoted and Paul Farmer (HMS) is mentioned. 

November 10, 2015

Alzheimer's researchers are optimistic that effective treatments to significantly slow or even halt the symptoms of this agonizing and ultimately fatal disease will be available within the next five years. Reisa Sperling (Brigham and Women's) is quoted. 



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