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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
June 8, 2015

Rudolph Tanzi, Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation at Massachusetts General Hospital, coauthored this opinion piece about the public's determination to find an easy cure for Alzheimer's.

June 7, 2015

Scientists are hoping to prove that type 1 diabetes can be reversed with the help of a generic drug. The five-year long, phase II clinical trial, which received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was recently announced. Denise Faustman, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is principal investigator of the study.

June 5, 2015

Head transplants, at the extreme frontier of medicine, are inching toward reality. Robert Truog, director of the HMS Center for Bioethics and Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine and professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

June 5, 2015

Twenty-one states — including Washington, Texas, Alabama and Iowa — have passed laws that make CPR training a high school graduation requirement. Massachusetts is not one of them. But maybe it should be. Farrah Mateen, assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

June 5, 2015

Neel Shah, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, participated in a Q&A about the harms from too much medical intervention during childbirth.

June 4, 2015

Anupam Jena, assistant professor of health care policy, coauthored this opinion piece about subsidizing HIV treatment in the developing world.

June 4, 2015

Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has ever been exposed to, scientists recently reported. Stephen Elledge, Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the senior author of the report.

June 4, 2015

Scientists have grown the fist bio rat limb with veins and muscles. The scientists believe this is one of the first steps towards developing bioartificial replacement limbs that could be used for human transplantation. Harald Ott, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, senior author of the findings.



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