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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
December 2, 2014

Judith Edersheim, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in a live-stream discussion about the execution of the mentally ill.

December 1, 2014

Hyperacusis, a nonspecific term that has assorted definitions, including “sound sensitivity,” is a poorly understood medical condition that is beginning to receive more serious attention. M. Charles Liberman, Harold F. Schuknecht Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted. 

December 1, 2014

Companies are using 3-D printers to make highly customized products, from running shoes to toys to jewelry. And the medical world is exploring many uses for the technology, including making replacement body parts and implants used to stimulate growth in damaged tissue. George Cheng, research fellow in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

December 1, 2014

A Chinese baby formula company is backing a Boston nutritional research center that scientists say will change our understanding of how food influences cognitive function. George Blackburn, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Nutrition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will lead the new center.

December 1, 2014

Natalie Stavas, instructor in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hosptial, authored this blog post about Resilient Coders, a program that teaches high-risk youth coding and to give them a chance at success in tech industry.

December 1, 2014

Groundbreaking research is uncovering better ways to keep AIDS at bay and prevent HIV infection and transmission. Todd Allen, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is mentioned.

November 30, 2014

The documentary “Sleepless in America” exposes the crucial need for sleep and the life-threatening consequences of its absence. Charles Czeisler, Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hosptial; Robert Stickgold, associate professor of psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and David P. White, clinical professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, are featured in the documentary.

November 30, 2014

Simple bacteria have an immune system with a memory, which allows them to destroy invading viruses they have encountered in the past. In just two years, scientists have discovered how to repurpose the simple virus-shredding technique used by bacteria in more complicated creatures, a feat that is now revolutionizing research across the Boston area and beyond. George Church, professor of genetics, is quoted. Eric Lander, professor of systems biology and founding director of the Broad Institute, is quoted. J. Keith Joung, associate professor of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

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