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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
May 21, 2015

Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, authored this article about the impact of weak or absent health systems and disparities in access to care on Ebola outcomes.

May 20, 2015

Exercise may affect how and when we move, even when we aren’t exercising, according to a fascinating new study in mice.  Frank A. J. L. Scheer, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, oversaw the study. Kun Hu, assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a study co-author.

May 19, 2015

Ian Krop, assistant professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, participated in an interview about the progress made in the past decade in devising more specific types of cancer treatment, particularly against breast cancer.

May 18, 2015

While stem cells from bone marrow have become an established therapy for a handful of blood cancers - and while there are high hopes that the cells will someday lead to other major medical advances - critics say entrepreneurs are treating patients with little or no evidence that what they do is effective. George Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.

May 18, 2015

Researchers have figured out how to get yeast to produce morphine, codeine and other similar drugs and have immediately urged regulators to control these drug-brewing yeasts before people start trying to make them at home. George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, is quoted.

May 18, 2015

If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders. Braden Kuo, assistant professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, led the research; Manoj Bhasin, assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, co-authored the study; and Towia Libermann, associate professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a senior researcher for the study.

May 17, 2015

Doctors warn that a steady onslaught of loud noise, particularly through ear buds, is damaging the hearing of a generation wired for sound — although they may not realize it for years. Sharon Kujawa, associate professor of otology and laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is quoted.

May 16, 2015

Thomas Stossel, professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, wrote this opinion piece about the Massachusetts Gift Ban Law that prohibits medical product companies from providing “gifts” to health care practitioners and requires that companies report all other payments to them to the Department of Health for public dissemination.

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