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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
October 8, 2015

A new study shows that elephants harbor dozens of extra copies of one of the most powerful cancer-preventing genes. These bonus genes might enable them to weed out potentially cancerous cells before they can grow into tumors. Vadim Gladyshev (Brigham and Women’s) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. David Reich (HMS) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

U.S. health care is in a revolution that is starting to shake up one of the most conservative parts of medicine: its antiquated model for training doctors. Neel T. Shah (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

Harvard University has launched a new startup, intent on using an external device to clean the blood of patients with sepsis. Don Ingber (Wyss Institute/Boston Children’s) is quoted.  Michael Super (Wyss Institute) is mentioned.​

October 8, 2015

Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity? Bruce Spiegelman (Dana-Farber) is quoted.​

October 8, 2015

Sushrut Jangi (Beth Israel Deaconess) authored this perspective on potential medical dangers of marijuana. Sharon Levy (Boston Children’s), Jodi Gilman (Mass General) and Jonathan Long (Dana-Farber) are quoted.​

October 7, 2015

At the American Society for Human Genetics annual meeting on Wednesday, scientists from the Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School convened the conference’s first panel on gynecologic genetics and genomics. Stacey Missmer (Brigham and Women’s) and Cynthia Morton (Brigham and Women’s) are quoted. 

October 6, 2015

Potential pain treatments are struggling to prove their worth over a rising placebo effect seen in U.S. trials. Ted Kaptchuk (Beth Israel Deaconess) is quoted.​



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