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Recent Coverage of HMS in the News
January 29, 2016

An error causes researchers to go back on their claim that humans across the whole of Africa carry DNA inherited from Eurasian immigrants. Pontus Skoglund (HMS) is quoted.

January 29, 2016

A recent study led by Torunn Yock (Mass General) suggests a new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tumor in children. 

January 29, 2016

Three women are interviewed about living together since 1967. Richard S. Schwartz (McLean Hospital) is quoted.

January 29, 2016

The NFL released its injury data for the 2015 season, and the number of documented concussions from the preseason through the end of the regular season increased to 271 this season. The NFL had 206 documented concussions in 2014, 229 in 2013 and 261 in 2012. Elizabeth Nabel (Brigham and Women's president) is quoted. 

January 28, 2016

Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, a radiologist at Stanford and Harvard Universities and a founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for its work in publicizing the health consequences of atomic warfare, died on Jan. 20.

January 28, 2016

In a recent study, scientists synthesized new forms of a molecule that stretches from the inside of a cell to the outside. The findings may lead to improving on a new cancer therapy. Stephen Blacklow (HMS) is quoted.  

January 27, 2016

A group of medical school students is planning to petition University President Drew G. Faust about increasing the diversity of students and faculty at HMS.

January 27, 2016

Longevity research is an expansive, complex and growing field. However, researchers say advancements have already been made and they expect to see more in the near future. David Sinclair (HMS) is quoted.

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