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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
April 25, 2015

Debra Caporizzo, research associate in pathology at the New England Primate Research Center, authored this letter to the editor about primate care at the New England Primate Research Center.

April 25, 2015

Calling an illness “prostate cancer” or “breast cancer” doesn’t get to the core of the problem. That classification system—using organs and parts of bodies—is far too broad. Even categorizing cancers based on a specific cell type within an organ, bone or muscle, such as the lining of the kidney, isn’t enough. The truth is that cancer cells are more genetically diverse than that and are driven by the genetic mutations they carry. And that determines the course of treatment a patient will undergo. Mehmet Toner, Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital,  is mentioned. Keith Flaherty, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, is quoted.

April 25, 2015

You have likely experienced symptoms of staring at a screen for prolonged periods of time, like dry eyes and strained vision. But for a kids’ developing eyesight, what effects does this screen time has on long term eye health? David G. Hunter, professor of ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Jacob Brodsky, instructor in otology and laryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital, are quoted.

April 24, 2015

Four thousand years after the woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth, scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprint that may offer a key to bringing it back. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, led the research.

April 24, 2015

Brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle pollution that can come from car exhaust had a higher risk of mini-strokes and a smaller brain volume compared to those living in less-polluted areas, according to a new study. Elissa Wilker, instructor in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led the study.

April 24, 2015

When people come out as transgender — especially if they choose to transition medically — one of the most common questions they face is how it affects whom they are attracted to and whom they love. The fact is—for many transgender people—it simply doesn’t. Norman Spack, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

April 23, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned five companies to stop selling dietary supplements containing an unapproved stimulant known as beta-methylphenylethylamine, or BMPEA. Pieter Cohen, assistant professor of medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, is quoted.

April 23, 2015

David King, assistant professor of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in an interview about his experiences treating the wounded after running the Boston Marathon in 2013.

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