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April 6, 2012

A common pesticide used increasingly in recent years for crops such as corn and soybeans is the probable culprit in the destruction of honeybee colonies around the world, a study by researchers at HSPH has found. Alex Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at HSPH, led the study.

April 5, 2012

HMS researchers were part of a team that created BIND-014, a cancer-fighting nanoparticle. Omid Farokhzad, HMS associate professor of anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital, helped found the bioscience firm that created the nanoparticle. Robert Langer, HMS senior lecturer on surgery, helped develop the technology. John Abramson, HMS lecturer on health care policy, is also quoted.

April 4, 2012

For doctors defending medical malpractice claims, costs vary widely across specialties and can run into the tens of thousands, even when a patient did not receive a payout, new research shows. Anupam Jena, HMS clinical fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a co-author of the study.

April 4, 2012

Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, co-authored an op-ed about universal health coverage in today’s New York Times.

April 4, 2012

In a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care, the nation's leading association of cancer physicians issued a list of five common tests and treatments that doctors should stop offering to cancer patients. Lowell Schnipper, the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the task force assembled by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

April 4, 2012

A new study has shown that the risk of suicide spikes in the weeks immediately following a cancer diagnosis. Murray Mittleman, HMS associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a co-author of the study.

April 4, 2012

Teams of scientists working independently have for the first time identified severalgene mutations that they agree sharply increase the chances that a child will develop autism. Mark Daly, HMS associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led one of the studies.

April 4, 2012

A USDA report shows that a federal inspector determined the latest monkey death at the New England Primate Research Center to be a direct repeat violation ofthe Animal Welfare Act.


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